BLACK MAN LOVE LETTER

When I started working for New Earth, I noticed it.  They were tall, and stunning. These men, deep, dark shades of brown.  This is not to say I never noticed that my men were captivating. This is just to say these were different, and grabbed at my collar in a new way. I grew up […]

Perejil

Goose pimples and delicate silver chains Lipstick stained spliff Shiny toenails and curls from Elmina Castle and perejil I like him. Our fingers touch. Creation of Adam and Storm. This is an unfamiliar dish Barramundi,chlodnik, biltong I don’t know how to do this.  Like eating with chopsticks.  Don’t judge.  Easy things are hard for me. […]

OMG!

I lived in Santa Monica for close to one month.  This is where I ran back to God.  The first time we met, I was in college.  We were briefly acquainted many years ago when I first started getting fever blisters and my brothers would pick on me mercilessly. Standing at my window looking outside […]

Dulcimina Grip

Mari stood in the kitchen wiping her hands on a soiled dish towel. It was littered with crumbs and debris from many days of cooking and mothering. Taking a moment to decompress and lean against the counter, she closed her eyes and took in the sounds of her children skipping around in the backyard. Their […]

Look Who’s Talking

George scuttled along the floor with Yoli, tickling his ribs as he went. The gurgles of laughter seemed to pour right out of the little boy, coming from his tummy and making their way out through his big loopy curls.  It had been a long day at work, and all George wanted to do was […]