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- The Gabrielle Burns Anthologies
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Monthly Archives: October 2013
I am a queen among Jamaican women, I wear a crown – Coiled ropes of woolly hair Knotted into regal dreadlocks. They attract glances and cat calls Stiffened my backbone, Proclaimed my identity, Given me protection, Made me free. My … Continue reading
The poem here blends two experiences: confronting a ghost, and staring down a croaking lizard… The poem reflects the internal monologue that occurred while staring into those lifeless looking eyes of that lizard. If you think of the cold stare … Continue reading
For Mike L. from the wisps of fog the magic emerges. strange days there are here – cold misty mornings, and colder sunny afternoons beckon; luring me and my bike into the damp wood to be buffeted by fern and … Continue reading
Sweet dreams. My life. Food and warmth and my mother’s voice. Encouragement and complex sound. Music, a heartbeat. Laughter. Talks about her philosophy. All in the comfortable distance. I am safe, protected, happy. My mother’s voice. Screams! I cling to … Continue reading
Through a picture window in my corner office, a spectacular view of free spirits. Trapped at my desk as I am, I watch four boys and a flock of white seagulls make merry on the sleepy waves of the Kingston … Continue reading
In an ocean of disinterested humanity; Two boys, identical, no more than eight Find cause to revel in Papine Square. Twice blessed, with mirror images, other selves denied to many, and man’s fascination and mutual general curiosity; they have never … Continue reading
The Toastmasters have a way of offering constructive criticism that I endorse fully. They call it their sandwich approach, and in it, they let their developing speech-maker know about something that (s)he did well, then they speak about the areas … Continue reading