An Ear to Listen

I had no reservations about revealing my past before that moment in class yesterday.  Perhaps it was hearing words I'd never written before...I'd never even thought of before sent me to a place I hadn't visited either. I remembered. I revealed my disconnection with self...why I was drawn to being "needed" by others...why it was... Continue Reading →

It was Never Rejection

I cried in class today. I hadn't planned to do so. I didn't even cry when writing the piece I was required to read aloud. The assignment was to tell our story.  As a writer I almost did the paper before even reading the assigned chapters because I thought it would be that easy. I mean... Continue Reading →

Do Black Lives Really Matter?

I heard about another shooting and I was again hesitant to look up the details.   I had good reason, but how could I avoid it. Alton Sterling's picture was plastered everywhere. The video capturing his murder quickly going viral...the outrage escalating...the pain eminating through a people...silently and aloud: Do Black lives really matter? Alas,... Continue Reading →

Green Light in All Directions

"The traffic light at Hacks Cross Rd is out. It's showing a green light in all directions for about five minutes." When traffic lights go out, it's common sense to treat them as a four-way stop...to even proceed with caution...but when I heard this news on the radio today, I got a different message. So... Continue Reading →

So I’ve finally broken up with my past…

For years, I blamed my mother for my lack of happiness as a child and in some ways even as an adult. I hung onto those feelings so tight that I believed they were just another part of me- something I couldn't get rid of no matter how I tried. I mean why else would... Continue Reading →

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