This Is Going To Hurt

This one’s gonna hurt.I can already tell by the way you look back and smile at me,The glint in your eye and the smirk, registering,Or the way you cradle my face,Your fingers slowly tracing the edges of my chin,This one is going to hurt me…From the number of hours you occupy my mindTo the way…

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Book Review: The Water Dancer

Towards the back end of 2019, this book was blowing up the internet on its merit, but also because it was chosen as the 1st book to be part of Oprah’s relaunched Book Club, so of course you knew it would be on my reading list as well as many others. Fast forward a few…

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Bubbling

I teeter between telling you how I feel, And leaving it to chance, Somewhat afraid to tell you how deeply my feelings for you reach, Partially scared to speak them into existence, Because for a long time I never believed I was worthy, But, they persist, bubbling under the surface, Exciting and scary all at…

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Why We Should Cancel “Cancel Culture”

2020 has been a revealing year, on many levels for many people, be in reassessing the things that add value in our lives, to the relationships we decided to end or just trying to live the lives we have always wanted- the pandemic ripped open things/people who have been “patching” for many years. The flood…

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Girl

You are a wonder,Magical,Stronger than you have been lead to believe and much more resilient,Powerful,Water will part at your mere mention,Capable.Do not let the doubts, fears and expectations of others diminish your shine.You are born of Kings & Queens,Goddess.Your history and that of your people lap through your veins.You walk the streets they paved.Courageous,Your words…

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Book Review: Such A Fun Age

I’m not even going to pretend that this book purchase wasn’t for and because of the gram- because it really was. But! Saying that, it still did fit my remit for Black authors and adding trendy to the list isn’t a bad thing, right? After reading a few heavy books on the trot, I kind…

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Touch

You smile at me, Your fingers glide across my neck, A sound escapes my throat, You pull me into your embrace, I feel it deep within my gut, You pull yourself back and cradle my face, A grin spreads across my mouth, Anticipating and melting, You draw me in with your slow, deep kisses, Exploring…

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Why We Are Proud To Be From Immigrant Parents

Resilient, Proud, Hard working. Driven, Hopeful. Strong. Flexible. Are only some of the words used to describe our immigrant population, and we can think of many many more. Some of you may or may not know, R1 was born in the West Indies and R2 was born in Canada. Our parents moved to Montreal over…

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Happier

This may come across like a dig, But please know, I do not intend for it to be so,I am happier,Without the stress of knowing the next time you will become the worst version of yourself,I am happier,Not having to be on alert for any sudden changes,I am happier,Knowing it wasn’t my job to do…

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6 Things Being Solo Taught Me

Being a “blogger” (I cringe as I write that word) is an interesting thing, we write for ourselves, but kinda for our audience, but mostly for ourselves. But sometimes the posts which we are the most passionate about are the ones which have little to no impact, and the ones we crank out in 30…

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