The Illusion

The Illusion

You tell me I am so STRONG, I tell you “nah I am just afraid not to be.”  You tell me I have changed, I look up at you and say oh really, I am just depressed.  You tell me loneliness doesn’t last always, I tell you I don’t feel lonely just rejected.   You tell [...]

What They Say

What They Say

They say be yourself, but how do you suggest that I do that when the world I am in is not comfortable with me being myself. They say speak your mind, how do you do that when the world says speaking my mind is intimidating and aggressive.  They say advocate for yourself, how do you [...]

A letter to The Black Mother

A letter to The Black Mother

The smile that just came across my face when I thought about the words that would describe her. I think of her as a chameleon, but I wonder why she has to be. She is graceful, poised, my everything, needed, wanted, a mother to all, the standard, sought after in most if not all things.  She [...]