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Fertile Ground

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

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Two women, two sisters

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

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Seagulls on the Waves

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

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In Papine Square

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

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Ashes

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

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Newlyweds

Raindrops chase each other down the pane of glass and furious thunder and lightning wage war in the sky. But inside you and I are safe in our sanctuary. Leaving our work behind we rest, as newlyweds, in the comfort … Continue reading

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Starburst

Starburst – Gabrielle Burns And God said, “Let there be light!” And behold, there was cold gas, And swirls of cosmic dust, and eddies of energy And heat, and the lure of gravitational pull. And the molecular clouds in interstellar … Continue reading

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Letter to Sor

I suppose you’ve figured it out by now; today was a hard one for me. So, I’ve reached for these poems, and for you, for solace. I tried to write something about a girl on the train ride home tonight, … Continue reading

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Bliss

My soul welcomes yours, its mate, to this space – A wondering touch, awe at life’s beneficence. Afraid of being vulnerable, yet embracing possibility; whole at last, what joy, true bliss! A lifetime lived in longing, searching; unsure of my … Continue reading

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Why do you weep, my friend?

Why do you weep, my friend? Don’t you know that all green leaves would die were it not for the scorching sun, and the beating rain? Would sweet music assail your ear if your violin string were slack, or if … Continue reading

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