Fluidity

I was once, for a very long time never open to change. In fact, change was one of those words that sent me into a frantic state. Those around me may not have been able to see past my cool, but on the inside there was  war going on. I was pretty much a stubborn…

The Butterfly Blues II

It’s 3am, and all I want to hear is the sound of your fluttering wings. Close range. I’ll settle for the distance, perhaps a mere echo. Anything but silence… It’s my fault, I’ll own that I made the wrong choice, I’m paying for that. I failed, and you fell right into the arms of someone…

Finding the Freedom in Love

Woman stabbed to death on Red Line in domestic attack.  How many times have we heard of stories like that of Jessica Hampton’s? How many people do we know are involved in domestically violent relationships? How many abusive relationships have you, yourself been involved in? The number is countless, no matter which question is answered….

The Madness

The Madness It’s a dark and stormy night, no seriously it is. The sky is falling in f’n blankets, and the only illumination about is coming from my high beams. I decided to take the scenic route this time, to avoid any mishaps we managed to escape the last time. I’m getting sloppy. The eerie…

The Long Run Home, Pt. 2

The Long Run Home Part Two Watching the sunrise on the water is such an awesome setting. I used to sit out here with dad all the time, and listen to him ramble on about things beyond my understanding. The old man had stories out of this world! Somewhere along the way I picked up…

1,000 Words A Day

One thousand words a day, equals seven thousand words a week, equals twenty-eight thousand or more words a month. That sounds like a lot, especially when you’re trying to reach 75,000 words for a project. However, this morning for example, I reached 888 words before 8 AM, and yesterday I reached a word count of…

Music To My Ears

Music To My Ears What are you to me? That’s easy. You’re like a scene in Harlem, Broadway and 48th street. Somewhere between 1927 and 1938. You’re trapped in time, caught on a melodious wave that travels back to Duke in his prime. You’re like Lady Day crooning about Strange Fruit, blurring the lines of…

A Table Set For One

A Table Set For One She sat there at her kitchen table –a table set for one– just like it’d been set for as many nights as she could remember at this point in time. She’d lost track of just how long she’d been single for this stretch. However, she knew the number could be…

His Touch

His Touch His touch is what I was imparted to desire The feeling of refuge, passion, adornment, and stability. All to be bestowed through his touch. The embodiment of sensuality between man and woman is… irreplacable… irresistable… natural… But his touch didn’t feel like hers. Her touch made me grow. Her touch made me glow….

A Whisper Away

A Whisper Away You’re what I want, you’re what I need. You’re what I’ve had, you’re what I’ve lost. I am who I found in your absence. I am who I loved through your deception. Now you can finally hear every word that I say, when I’ve always been just a whisper away… Written by…

The Butterfly Blues

The Butterfly Blues  Two souls, in matchless roles. Sculpted to imperfection, acquiescent to sublime correction. Newly acquainted with anesthesia, Yet praying for amnesia. Forgive. Forget. No love lost. No love less, set free from distress. Did we pass our test? Did we truly give it our best? Nonetheless… A faint beat still thumps in my…

Today

I saw her today, spotted her from afar. She was in a bit of a hasty struggle, trying to escape the sheets of rainfall coming down without mercy. It was mid-morning , the air was frigid, and the sky was a cloudless grey. Her long black hair blew ferociously as she ran for cover towards…