Sitting in Discomfort

Three hundred and sixty five days and counting from the Summer of 2020. We’ve “finished” riding the BLM wave, we’ve listened to countless numbers of members of our Asian communities express their lived experiences of being verbally attacked, targeted and in the case of the mass shooting in the US- murdered. In Canada, we are…

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Lonely

Lonely I supposed I’ve always felt lonely,A ship without any waters,Untethered,Not attached to any particular place or person,But now I am realizing that my years of independence,Has lead me to crave connections I never forged,Floating through fickle relationships without anyone I can trust implicitly,Has left me lonely,In the middle of the night when my thoughts…

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Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other

I got this book as a birthday present back in December, I had seen it as one of the “trendy” books to read in the past year. After seeing it on so many book blogs and tons of Instagram accounts, I felt let out, so I wanted to give it a read! Call it peer…

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Treasure

I know you will dismiss it when I tell you,But you are a treasure,Your patience and willingness to help never ceases to amaze me,Your smile and laughter lights up the room,Your gentle touch on the back of my arm reassures me,Your soft caress as we drive in the car,All things, I treasure and think of…

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Emotional Parenting

I don’t know how you grew up, but for a part of my childhood- it was very much a whatever your parents say goes. Growing up in a Caribbean household, meant you didn’t push back, you don’t challenge and most of all you never saw your parents in a position where they were “equals”, let…

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Gentle

I am sat up in bed shedding tears you’ll never see,Because you happen to be 27 miles away from me,Crying tears, Because in a moment where I should have chosen vulnerability,I chose fear,I bottled it, because I don’t want you to worry,Mostly, because I don’t know why I feel this way, Not sure why streams…

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Resilient: Another Bad R-Word

I can almost hear the eye rolls, yes it makes a sound. What’s another word we can’t be using now? Another thing that got taken by cancel culture? I’m going to shout it for the people in the back. The concept/idea/thought/belief ( I think you get the picture ), that as Black people, we are…

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Favourite Part

I love laying on your chest,So expansive and steady,Wrapped in your enveloping arms,My thoughts still,I walk my finger down your chest to my favourite part of you,The curve of your back,My hand fits there perfectly,Tracing circles,I drift and all my thoughts melt away,I kiss your shoulder,Land my finger into your belly button,Surrounded,Your leg pins me…

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