A Falling Out

Drunken bodies – silhouettes of adults – ignore posted warnings and locked gates – clumsily scale fences and plunge into dark, their hoots echoing between uniformly lined-up balconies – pristine rows of duplicate houses, trimmed beds and cement curbs punctuating order. I watch, horrified, feel the bile rise, have signed responsibility, will bear the brunt […]

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Treasures

The warmth of the sun, nature’s beauty to ponder, the gift of a friend to share in simple moments – these are life’s treasures.

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Relationship Saboteur

Open to sisterhood, letting my guard down, pledging reliability Just can’t find suitably sparkly holder to house my pragmatism, hate being second-rate when it comes to abundance; I am solid, ebony, earthen know that I have value but cannot locate it – maybe a little contraband would loosen my subconscious permit release, have been the […]

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Re-de-fine-d

Ask me how I’m doing and I’ll say “fine”, not because I’m actually “fine” but because “fine” is the only socially acceptable response. If I said that I have been lying here for three hours now trying to will my body to movement that would elicit unsolicited advice and tarnish my “fine” I’d berate myself […]

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Angels Watch Over Me

A letter came today  – an old-fashioned, hand addressed, post delivered, greeting. It’s the second in two weeks – simple messages of encouragement, heartfelt. It’s from the same angel that everyday texts me a message – a positive missive, uplifting. A letter came today, and I felt ten years old, special, remembered – humbled by […]

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Maybe, Leave Me Out of It?

Please be warned, if you invite me to share in an issue about which you are overworked, I will involve myself. While you are attempting to ascend, I will be vetting out the underminer – aiming at sizeable transformation. I will dress myself in false shades of compassion, pretend grace, while all the while prodding […]

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