Strength

I am stronger than I think,And much more resilient than I know,But some days,Strength isn’t in my vocabulary,I am emotional, sad and vulnerable,With a strong need to be held,To be taken care of,To be someone’s priority,For someone to have my back for a change,Thirty-five years is a long time to have your shit together,I just…

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Millage

I often think about the roads that lead us to each other,The miles and miles of distance we crossed,For us to chance upon each other,The lives lived, the failed relationships,To bring us here. In the now.I look in your eyes and wonder about the heartaches behind us,For me to be so lucky to have you…

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Book Review: Hood Feminism

You would have to be living under a rock to not of heard of this book. I’ll admit, reading this, digesting it and then trying to sit down and crank out a blog post on this book, was difficult. Not because of the book itself, but more about how I felt I could discuss/share about…

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Car Parts

I count the miles until I get to see you again,Watching road after road roll by as I get closer to you,The revving of engines match my heartbeat,As more pavement peels away in the rearview mirror,My excitement mounts, knowing I am one step closer to seeing you,Counting the miles and moving towards you,Traffic lights and…

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RnR’s Shop Local Gift Guide

This year, as 2020 has hit most of us very dramatically and especially businesses, we wanted to showcase some of the wonderful small businesses we personally support, but also in keeping in line with our goals for 2020 to make a smaller footprint when it came to where we spent our money. It just so…

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Scars

Scars, They run deep,Wounds sitting under the surface,Invisible, but yet so present,Cuts.They burst open,Negative thoughts and past encounters reshape,Scratches.Marks left on your heart, present but yet so subtle,Waiting for a pang of emotions to hit like a wave.Scabs.We ignore it, but then every once in a while we pick at it.Peeling back and reopening what…

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Reflecting On My Journey So Far

Most people have markers of where they would like to be in their lives, some have full fledged plans with timelines and possibly glitter, but for the most part I think the average person has a general idea. I also think that we can all collectively agree that 2020 has been a bit of a…

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Night Friend

The night time is the worst,I can almost feel the loneliness begin to creep its way as soon as the sun sets,Feeling like no one cares or thinks about me,After all my duties are done and I sit alone,Surrounded by 4 walls and no one to talk to,What do I do?Who do I turn to?Who…

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Does My Blackness Offend You?

Trust me when I say this, some times people can be guilty speaking well before they actually think- I have been known to put my foot in my mouth many many times, especially when I’m nervous. But there is definitely a line I would never cross, be it because I was raised properly or because…

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