Three in the Evening

after Richard Brautigan   I’m sitting at the cigar bar, drinking a low carb beer. My ex is lounging in the pit, whispering to another man. So I shout on my way out, “Oh, for heaven’s sake!” Opposites always add … Continued

Alabama

Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from a one-act play featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Atticus Finch (of To Kill a Mockingbird fame), and James Earl Ray. The play will be completed by the end of summer.   ATTICUS … Continued

Checkmate

She came to play And she came to win it I matched her play Not knowing she been it Then it Occurred to her When it Occurred to me That she Been it been it Then it Went left for … Continued

Renea 5:16

for my late mother   confess                       WE                                  the your              … Continued

African American Rhetoric

To the question                          Would America be America                          without Christopher Columbus? I answer knowing that the question … Continued

Little Girl Red

for Black Wall Street    Sit down and count your fires What have you said? They want him dead Sit down Count your many fires You quarrelsome little girl red Sit down and count the buildings Burning for you It’s … Continued

Dear America

Diversity and inclusion are two vastly different things But diversity won’t reign supreme so long as inclusion is but a dream You see, diversity gets me in the door but inclusion demands more It demands that my voice be heard … Continued

Because

for all mothers We Because You You Because We All Because Love  

You, Too

after Langston Hughes   You, too, write America. You are the darker storyteller. They don’t honor you, ‘Cause they refuse to see you. But after failing To correct their vision, They go blind. Tomorrow, You’ll shed light On who you … Continued