Category Archives: poetry

Too Little in Too Long.

I have been MIA, but I’ve truly been inspired lately. Here are two great things to watch:

Verses & Flow:

logoIf you are into spoken word, I mean jaw dropping, make you want to jump off the couch and clap, spoken word, this is the perfect treat for you. I love spoken word, I have been going to open mic’s since high school, so this is my Wednesday night must watch. They also have music artists performing, from Jill Scott, to Mary Mary, you can really get your soul on!

Check it out Wednesdays on TVOne. Or you can watch the current season plus past seasons on Luxury Awaits: Verses and Flow.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant ChildUnknown

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is the subject of this insightful documentary featuring a never-before-seen interview conducted beforehis untimely death. You don’t even have to know how this man is or be into art, to really appreciate this documentary. It is truly awing and inspiring.

If you have a Netflix account, that is all you need. Search for Jean-Michel Basquiat, and you will not be sorry you did.

Let me know how y’all enjoy these.

-A

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Last poem of April

FOR MY LOVE.

 

When we first met

i had just finished practice

no shower had been taken

no clothes had been changed

and no mirror had been looked into

but your frantic wave and heavy hello made me feel beautiful.

 

Curious, i watched you

i had never seen anything as intriguing

it had something to do with the gracefulness of your heavy hands

the way the light bounced brightly off yellow walls

to illuminate your brown skin.

 

I couldn’t take my eyes off you,

until I had to,

“c’mon, you ready?”

I walked passed you to get to my sister’s station,

you smelled of sweet summer days to come

and of a man

a scent i’m not too familiar with.

 

I plopped in my sisters chair, hair beaming africa,

ready to be tamed america,

when you said “bye, nice meeting you”,

I caught a glimpse of your eyes

and you stole the reciprocated words from my mouth.

 

As you left

i smiled.

 

This day forever stained in my memory.

-A

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