Flexin My Complexion

FAQs About My Melanin Yes, I have dark skin. No, I’m not from down south. Yes, I tan but it’s more of a summer glow No, I’ve never been to Africa Yes, I’ve always been this dark No, I don’t want to change it Yes, my peers picked on me for it as kids No,…

& 11:11

It’s 11:11 and instead of making wishes I’m up smiling thinking about the art that’s gonna be bomb when I’m done processing the hurt you put me through …again. I thought we were done with the back and forth the junior high games… Why can’t you make up your mind Why are you so freakin’…

& This Christmas

My Auntie Kitty always has at least two Christmas trees and more than two dozen people in her house. Christmas is her holiday. My mother’s is the fourth of July Thanksgiving is always a surprise here lately. “It’s too much food. Too much money.” 10 children and 28 adults That’s the count this year for…

& Butterflies

I only know how to love you, even if you don’t want me to… After all these years you still give me butterflies in the deepest pits of my stomach. Your rare smiles make the corner of my eyes curl. I can still see the young man I met years ago every time I stare…

& Kindess

I’m grateful for anyone that’s ever hurt me because every now and then I need a reminder that the world isn’t as kind as I need it to be. It also motivates me to continue to spread kindness in hopes to warm someone’s cold soul.