This Too Shall Pass

Sometimes my brain feels like fire Sometimes my brain turns to mush Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning Sometimes I feel like I’m hushed Sometimes my mind turns to overdrive Sometimes my mind, I can’t trust Sometimes I feel like not talking Sometimes I feel like a bust But other times I feel like I’m…

After It All

Tonight, I’m opening the door Climbing the stairs, step by step Walking toward the unknown The darkness waiting for the light To switch on and open Your eyes to everything You’ve seen and have yet to see After it all, there’s one thing left It’s all that you’ll ever need   #NationalPoetryDay  

Making Changes

It’s been a while, I know. For once, the reason for my absence isn’t due to writers block. In fact, the last few months have lead to more time spent writing than usual. And that makes me happy. As writing tends to do. I’ve been reading a lot. And as every good writer knows, the…

Love in the Time of Hannibal

*** when in doubt, aka writer’s block, write what you know. And what I know is Hannibal*** Of all the television that I’ve watched in my day, not a single show has stuck with me the way NBC’s Hannibal (2013) has. For those unfamiliar, Hannibal, based on the characters by Thomas Harris, tells the story…

Regarding My Blackness

While sitting in the movie theater this past January, I watched as Moonlight began to borrow itself deep inside my heart. It clung to my lungs and wrapped around my rib cage. It crept into my brain stem and spread across my skull. I was covered in it from head to toe. Unable to separate…

2016 Film Rankings

“Every night I cut out my heart. But in the morning it was full again.” – The English Patient   In February of 1996, The English Patient, a story of a fateful love affair told in flashbacks, won Best Picture. 20 years later, in February of 2016, Moonlight, a chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and adulthood…

I Can See It…

When my eyes are closed, I can see it. The orange lights shining on the horizon The thunderous mountains just beginning to emerge The wind whipping through my hair As my feet pound the pavement Step after ever present step When my eyes are closed, I can see it. The feel of fingers in hair Eyelashes fluttering…

The Mind is a Terrible Thing…

I have this thing with writing. It’s a love/hate thing. It’s a good/bad thing. It’s that thing where you sometimes would rather stick the pen in your eye then stick it to paper. It’s also that thing that puts the blood back in your body after you’ve already lost so much. It flows through the…

That Look on Your Face…

I Do not Fear The inevitable I Do not Fear Change It makes No Difference To Fear the Reaper When you Yourself Are feeling misplaced I do Fear, however, That inevitable day When I no longer remember That look On your face