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Fallow is the ground on which my anger lies. It is pointless to rage against the waves of regret. But I judge you, even as I forgive your fulsome praise of my most meaningless qualities, While ignoring my vast potential, … Continue reading
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
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
Reveling in dark emotions, images too frightening to contemplate, scraping over the cold ashes of despair we run, hiding from our dreams. Aimless in our progress we grasp for proximal reassurance that we are thriving; we deny our disappointment. Forever … Continue reading
Heated breaths traverse the back of your neck. You snuggle into me, kitten-like, revelling in our new-found closeness. Enjoying my whispers and the feel of my lips on your neck, your shoulders, you smile; and I see new mornings … Continue reading