Currency

Broken promises and empty words are not the currency of my heart. I spent a lifetime waiting and anticipating for love to be an example to me, but it never came. Leaving fear and mistrust in its place,So, I only accept actions and intentions, I will not be short changed.Being present and showing me I…

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You’ve Given Up…

We used to stay up all night talking about anything and everything,Dreams, wishes, fears and plans,The air filled with promise, anticipation and most of all…loveWe promised to love, support and never turn our backs,Mutual respect and admiration,Decisions deeply rooted in love and wanting us to WIN as a collective,Feelings of rejection and hurt pride,But time…

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Brave

They call me brave for taking the chance on you, But, I was only following my heart, They call me fickle for not sticking through the tough times, But I am only protecting my wellbeing, They say I am a good person for giving it a shot, But, what I don’t say is that I…

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Lonely

The feeling of loneliness has been sitting with me for so long, we have become companions, Its comforting warmth wraps around me every night, reminding me of the void I feel, Trying to navigate the array of new emotions I never thought I would be feeling, Loneliness engulfs me and let’s me know I am…

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Slow Down

Slow down, Take the time for what it is, A moment to reset, Readjust, Realign into yourself, Slow down, You can’t rush what is coming to you, Maybe the timing just isn’t right, Slow down, Life will open up when you stop moving enough to see it, Your purpose will show itself, Slow down, February…

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Your Presence

Your presence is like the wind. Always there, even when you can’t see it. It’s a part of my day, from the moment I see your name on my phone, to the moment that I think about you. Your presence is something that I hope to encounter someday soon. To only be held by you.…

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Easier

Distance, space and time away allows us to do one of two things, Realize how much more you miss someone or how little you needed them, I just didn’t think you would have made it so much easier, Feelings floating, memories surfacing and all the while your name on my tongue feels foreign, How smoothly…

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Book Review: Washington Black

Despite my love of having debates and conversations regarding race and diversity, you may be surprised to know that I actually don’t enjoy reading books on slavery and the like. The genre really affects me in ways I can’t shake, I can’t read it as a work of fiction, I actually feel a deep connection…

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Suffocate

I try not to think about the depth of what we had, Not to look at old photos and be instantly taken back to that time, the emotions and the love, I try not to think because it becomes suffocating, The length of time you and love were synonymous, I try not to think about…

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