Showing posts from February, 2009

My Sister, Me

I look in the mirror and I see this woman staring back at me Who are you My sister, me I look in the mirror and see many women, many years, many lives and I wonder Is this me Who is this I see when I look out at tears and smiles, love and joy, pain and peace All my sisters and me Looking at me the sizes and shapes and the colors and cultures and it is true You are my sister and you are me

Waiting on the Dying

There was a primal scream so loud is shattered the chandelier overhead. Fists pummelled the stiff body lying in repose on the velvet cushions inside the polished mahogany. Utterances of anguish emerged from many decades of compliant silence. Unanswered prayers now to be buried in the heavy chamber of clay. Fury burned the eyes were widows tears should rest. Strong limbs enveloped heaving frame pulling back to life. Wells of unspent tears erupted like a levy broken flooding out unspent waters. Screams of rebuke to the sewn lips and penny shut eyes for the years of fire from a controlling tongue. Weeping and sobbing to heaving and breathing the clay to burn fury in hulking frame no more. Gentle touches and breezes to douse the pent up searing of the soul to be released for a tomorrow yet to be. Too much living lost waiting on the dying to end the chain that binds.

And Then There Was Light: Celebration of Black Love

God Said Then Light Came Light to shine in the dark corner of memory where memory lurked in the shadow Light to coax out the heart tucked deep in the treasure chest of yesterday Light to search for the jewel buried deep in the blanket of treasures God said Then Light Came Light to guide the path to promise of the ever after Light to guide the feet to the giddy tomorrow Light to touch the hand that reaches cord for cord God said Then Light Came Light to open the door to the hope of a song of song Light to illuminate the melody of the voice of true Light to radiate the dwelling of essence God said Then Light Came Light to prove there is light and more light Light to say I am and you are and we be Light to surround with warmth and heat God said Then Light Came Light to bring woman to man Light to bring flower to garden Light to bring you to me And God Said It Was Good