Hi gang 🙂 My friend Eri asked me to write up a list of books that I recommend for the bookstore at the museum where she works. This is all stuff I’ve read this year. Without further ado, enjoy! The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw A debut collection of short stories thatContinue reading “Book Reccs!”
Category Archives: Lit Review
dialogue / communiqué
spirit is inherently dialectical she says “somewhat detectable, no?” “spirit is protectable, yes” “spirit is protectable.” everything messed up and beautiful yeah everything messed up and beautiful, yeah might ain’t right nuh uh might ain’t right no sir might ain’t right no how, she my great great great great great great great grandmama my greatContinue reading “dialogue / communiqué”
this is the story
this is the story this is the story you hear on the nightly news and say, “what a shame, i knew her” such promise! such promises doled out between the water bearers beginning to understand body that is, body slowly becoming real, the first step i took was yesterday feel, the footsteps coming faster nowContinue reading “this is the story”
living in relation is all i really wanted to do my station: learn to luv like lily licks land loving in revolution is all i really wanted to do my solution: dine as tho dying young was dead certain the life i sing about in song says: so what? so what so what soweto soContinue reading “licking lily”
pretty little sippy cup slipped right under the table! silly girl saw snakes in the river i ate your hand in marriage loveless-lithe lizard brain like licking pain organ made of bones, yes bones viva la lucha mama every day is a nude painting yo-yo to return ya-ya ogle all you want to die upContinue reading “P.S.I.L.Y.”
Swing lo Stylistically Bring back bugs Long hugs w/ dirt Bathe in grime Steamy pies & putridly Stupidly smart To start again Swing lo Stylistically
uncle was an artist
uncle was an artist to crack-cocaine uncle was an artist anger did him in uncle was an artist auto-didact and dangerous hands were good fast movements that brought beauty of our people in struggle switchblade to the neck my uncle was an artist but ain’t no looking back
What can we see today to be for you or me Today to be today? What can we hear today prayer or play for thee Today to be today? What can we feel today to seal or steal Today to be today?
where is luv?
aspirational love is not provisional love is not is love not life not crystal dove released? did yr love not cease unceasingly? every day is not love life? is not an aspiration is not love a provisional one
I Get To
I get to be on earth (with you) It’s true! I get to be here (w you)