A Quick Note on Depression

The thing about depression is that it comes to you like an old friend–familiar, peaceful, with olive branch extended–apologizing to you about last time. The origin? Advertisements

To Love a Revolutionary

To Love a Revolutionary means being firm in your standing and understanding that when life offers a blow that you will be present to take it. To Love a Revolutionary means being okay with death and it’s weapons. After all, what is the purpose of life if we are not moving forward in change. To…

Currents

I don’t feel like I can express myself to you without my words being twisted. It’s a familiar feeling to me now.   The way I feel today I felt that day I blocked you on messenger. You twisted up my words and made me feel like there was nothing else I could say. I…

POEM: How to build healthy relationships with Black men

It started with dinner with my father.   I am 26 years old looking across the table over the fresh ginger glazed salmon and mismatched glasses of white wine into the eyes of the first man who ever broke my heart.   Maybe, I’m giving him too much credit, but everything I’ve learned about a…

Hitchhiking with my Intuition in Costa Rica

THUMB OUT to the road it’s time for an adventure. “Will I get raped?” It’s a damp day on the Caribbean Coast of the Costa Rican jungle as I stand by the road with an Australian I met just hours before. The bus we’re waiting on never shows so I decide we’re going to hitch a ride. It’s…

Herby Pork Ribs

So my buddy Larry was awesome enough to drive my sister and I to ALDI – the world’s best supermarket – earlier this week for a big grocery trip. I said Thank You by cooking him some herby and supa doopa tender pork ribs. I served them with fresh avocado, tomato slices, and some fancy box  mac~n~cheese. Ain’t no…

Sorry Baby

Sorry baby, I’m not gonna sleep bad so you can sleep good.                                                        -L

How to Get Unstuck

So, you’re feeling stuck in life—a small crack in your foundation went ignored for too long. As you went on living, little rocks, water drops, random food & weed scraps fell into your lil’ crack making it expand exponentially. Now you’re stuck — in a huge hole with your insecurities, vices and regrets. How the…

Toxicity

Tell me, how is it possible to feel someone’s foulness through the walls? When people conspire, plan and speak in spite– that shit permeates. It reeks with wretched vibes and it spreads. It starts to seep its way into the cracks, “insulating” until it suffocates– if you don’t move strategically that is. You gotta twist,…

Study

Dark skin, smooth dark brown slight limp, but nothing to stress about you are unique. You walk into the coffee shop with purpose sharp moves toward the table like it chose you you sit, book and Starbucks cup in hand never mind that we’re at Emma’s. You speak, but not to me only an empty …

Enjoy Now

I experienced something that I haven’t told anyone about. I was walking home from my favorite place thinking about why I have such a hard time letting go of the past. See, I suffer from nostalgianism…a syndrome I just made up. Nostalgianism  keeps every fight or disagreement I’ve had over the past 3 months current and…

Be your own muse

I need to come clean: I’ve been having a passionate and steamy love affair with…myself. No, I’m not talking about solo sexy time. I’m referring to creating and fostering a sense of self love, appreciation for my inner and outer beauty and in a way, becoming my own muse. Growing up I was made fun…