A letter of acknowledgement entitled – Momma & Daddy

Momma, Daddy… Nothing is wrong, but the spirit moved me to say. Thank you… For what? For everything… Often, I wake up in the morning and instead of seeing myself in the mirror, I see the both of you and I am inspired. In retrospect I did notice, but I marveled as you both stood …

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The battle of conquest

Surging tempests of melancholy. Manifested as foil and folly obstacles to conquest. Seeming to suggest. Acquiescence to malfeasance abandonment of invocation as the echoes reverberate shaking foundations of the spirit. As the etheral war of the entities "can" versus "can't" rages on as they cavil... Adjudication of nothing other than a stark refusal of relinquishing- …

The ties that bind – The Square

A square is more than a rectangle that is comprised of four sides of equal length, it is more than second power of quantity, that being said I’m inclined to believe that it is something more consequential. The area where I grew up on the Northwest side of Chicago was tucked into a pocket of …

An excerpt from the chapter – Back of the Class

Teaching has to be one of the most under-appreciated professions. On the other side of the coin you have politicians serving in the U.S Congress collecting 6 figure salaries for doing a negligible amount of work. It would seem that their essential focus is oriented towards raising money, consolidating their power and staying in office. …

A Birthday nod to my esteemed cousin

There was this perch that you sat on. Like all of the women in our family you gave off an aura that reeked of authority... of divinity even and although aspired to, I couldn’t reach it. You were astute in speaking truth when it needed to be told and I often stood in awe of how …

When I spoke truth to myself

"What I do for a living is not what I'm supposed to with my life." These were the words that dripped from my lips before I took this picture in the waning days of summer. It wasn't long after that I adopted this as my mantra. It is been nearly 10 years since my serial …

Harboring treasonous thoughts or not?

In a world where the foundation is skewed towards the slow erosion of our humanity in exchange for likes and shares. I find that I have grown jaded, much to my dismay. Endeavoring to be consequential is met with a proverbial rolling of the eyes. Where admitting that you are a flawed, malleable, yet functioning …