Book Review: The Prophets

Sometimes you pick up a book, and you just KNOW it will leave a mark on you, some things are just seamless and this book is one of them. Though chosen because I am expanding my exploration of books from Black authors, I was pleasantly surprised by the subject matter and the wonder that this…

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Deep Gut

For the first time, I got this feeling,A sudden realization that I love you,I felt the ground beneath me move,Realign,Like all of my lenses were in sharp focus,A punch in the gut,Gasping for air,The love that will hurt, You have so quickly been wrapped into my world,I can no longer see it without you,I can…

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Our Skin Care Routine

Over the last few years, I have really taken to putting an effort into my skin care routine and even though I’m very lucky to not really have much issues with my skin other than sensitivity- I have really seen the benefits of having a good routine. On the back of not having much control…

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When Your Brain Runs Away From You

I know I’m not alone in saying this, but 14 months and counting of this pandemic has really, really, REALLY pushed my normally strong, optimistic mental health to the absolute edge! E-D-G-E! Knowing it’s understandable or that many people can relate hasn’t really made me feel all that great about. Reading countless blogs, articles and…

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Can I Miss You?

You read the texts that say that you should be comfortable being alone,Yet that doesn’t stop your feelings of loneliness, Can I miss you?To sniff the air that remains upon your leaving?Replaying our conversations, rolling and dissecting them in my mind.Am I allowed to miss your presence?Don’t fill your void with someone, they say,But, how…

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Oh Motherhood!

Oh Motherhood,Such a simple, three syllable word, Yet, it holds such weight,An anchor,Not only the weight of childbirth,But the communal weight of child rearing,The countless women and men who do a parent’s job,The aunts, uncles, grandparents, whether by blood or proximity,All of the grit,Without all of the physical link,The teachings they provide, The valuable lessons…

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Closet

I look forward to the day when you no longer hang your coat on the chair, To it hanging proudly and confirmed in the closet. Our closet. I look forward to the day, I no longer have to wonder when we’ll see each other,To being safe in the knowledge that your face will greet me…

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Diverse Books For Kids

Books, books, books! So many to choose from and so little time! Or at least that’s my issue with adult books, which seems to have transferred onto my daughter! Over the past few years and especially with the influx of more and more Black voices being given the platform and their over due space, many…

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