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Cotton’s Memory

cotton has a memory dreams that never went away a land of cotton with a memory held close like lovers mementos whispered quietly  in board rooms that smell of linen & avarice living quiet lives at the dinner parties of … Continue reading

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Where are my weapons

sitting in the middle of disarranged diminishing potential having passed torches hard to see so it seems light is fading life burns as fast as clips empty in drive bys I wait on the future to deliver what I failed … Continue reading

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Baggage

there are things i know things that came with me things older than me older than my mother and her mother things from the wind things from the ocean things sung by the dirt i remember the roll on the … Continue reading

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idenity

tempered, forged, amalgamated solid containing an internal logic no predicable ambient point not likely to melt in benign circumstance likely to reassemble in its original pattern coalesced from remnants stubborn essential parts determining a whole complete with its own center … Continue reading

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Family

before the war on families we were different together warm hands deep voices roses in the spring melon in the summer school clothes car vacations aunts uncles grandpas’ & grannies presents on Christmas morning Easter dinner church on new years … Continue reading

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BAM: The Movement That Moved the World

The sixties, a time of social upheaval punctuated by the struggle of North American Africans to create Black political and social institutions, that advanced Black values, and promoted Black collective interest birthed, an affirmation, “Black is Beautiful”. It was a … Continue reading

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God as a Wild Woman with Stars in Her Hair

They told me God was a wild woman with stars in her hair I have seen such women sun glowing in their eyes wind pouring from calloused finger tips still soft as the love burning in their oversized hearts big … Continue reading

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