Two of a Kind

You never loved me. You only loved what I could give you. So I gave… my time, my money, my career, my friends, my name… the last drip-drop of my sanity. I gave till I had one thing left, and I gladly gave you that. I… I never loved you. I loved the idea of…

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Soul

I Know My Soul by Claude McKay 1889-1948 I plucked my soul out of its secret place, And held it to the mirror of my eye, To see it like a star against the sky, A twitching body quivering in space, A spark of passion shining on my face. And I explored it to determine…

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Heart

Grown girl, you downed & drowned those false sensitivities, Constructed a door between your heart and the world. Guarded the very thing that was once one toned & fragile… Now a tapestry of different shades of red and ductile threads, handstitched together to mend and heal. There was a time when all were welcome. Now…

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The Last Supper

Enveloped in the scent of gardenia gardens & spiced apple pie was a handwritten note that read, “I promise you a night to die for.” Upon her arrival, he delivered as promised, With a noose around her neck. She wanted to love him. He wanted to love her. But if she was not going to…

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Black Female Privilege

There was a rancid stigma tiptoeing in the background; a populated injustice I had no direct evidence existed. It was by oath, visual and word by others that I’d come to learn of it. Never had it appeared before me in black and white; only in debatable greyish hints with specks of secondary colour. I’d…

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