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Handheld Teacher

    No degree No lessons Exams Sharpened pencils, But books do sit among the best  Teachers   Lee hands each character a torch. We follow their lead Charging against the plot page by page Slashing through tall, weeded tension Overgrown gender norms Rotted racism speckled among the ink Mastering Maycomb mysteries. They lead.  ... Continue Reading →

Vibrant

  Red hats Purple complements of lace or tool Fancy ladies gathered with her   Singing Cell Mates Where bingo replaced the bars Melodies then echoing to audiences in Rockers, walkers, wheelchairs   Always a project in progress To fit small feet Baby hands My hands Our heads for whips of winter wind. Our favorite... Continue Reading →

Painting

Not like the others Like the vision always painted in my mind   No rows of loved ones, Rose-petaled isle, Glistening lake behind us Like the Planning painting in my mind   But you'll still be the one You'll still think I'm pretty With some family gathered around us Celebrating our Forever As we join... Continue Reading →

Together.

It's been really hard for me to formulate something to say in reaction to all that has happened regarding the racism towards our fellow Black citizens. I thought for a while about what I could write that was super eloquent or creative but I am at a loss. Of course I am against racism and... Continue Reading →

Music: The Key To Your Best Writing Ideas

Listen to the full discussion here: “Everyone, stay calm!” Dialogue paced back and forth. Description and Character Development huddled in the corner. Pacing, Conflict, and Plot crowded the exit after they failed to break it down. *** You look through your backpack for the third time, confirming once again that your new earbuds aren’t there.... Continue Reading →

The Details

Welcome! Below is a short piece I wrote for you. If you don't prefer to read, listen along instead: Photos of wedding flowers littered the table for the past hour. Across the table, the florist held stems of roses and carnations and ferns. My future mother-in-law sat on my right and my mother sat on... Continue Reading →

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