Month: June 2016

June 24, 2016 admin No comments exist

One day after my eleventh birthday, I walked home to see my mother ringed by aunts in the kitchen, all crying. An aunt sent me up to my bedroom. Three days later, I witnessed my older brother lowered into the earth. I was never told how he died. It didn’t seem my place to ask….

June 17, 2016 admin No comments exist

Flaxen hair? No, no. And strike the blue eyes. Doesn’t sound right. Boy she’s a beauty and her family like a soap commercial. So here, remove these, increase the heading put it left, page one. I’m thinking Promising. Wasn’t she a top student or athlete or something? Well, Popular, then, use that. And this other…

June 17, 2016 admin No comments exist

Her dress was Caribbean possibly Jamaican though maybe from the islands or deep down Trinidad. Her skin had a sheen and her hair was braided tightly round her head and she spoke dignity. She simply announced dignity in her posture dignity in her stride without saying a word.   #### Poet’s Notes: If you feel…

June 3, 2016 admin No comments exist

I take comfort in the dinged up in dented discarded stuff that nobody seems to want chucked into a bin in the very back of the supermarket or set on the curb or stoop wearing a forlorn note. They are always useable never beyond hope and unpretentious. They want for attention and do not find…