Springtime Awakening

Sunrays shining through dew-filled clouds Touching already sun-kissed skin Caressing my mind Comforting my soul   Basking in its gentle warmth I hear the chorus of midday birds Orchestrating their melodies Orating their songs   An earthy, floral fragrance hitches to the breeze Surrounds my entire being I’m inhaling its serenity I’m exhaling my worries … Continue reading Springtime Awakening

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Holiday Family Meals aka Vegan Blues

The holidays are quickly approaching us. That means time for family, time for fun and most of all, time for food. I'm a pescatarian attempting to transition to veganism and have cut out many meats from my diet, which means dinners at family gatherings can be hard on a sista. I can remember when I … Continue reading Holiday Family Meals aka Vegan Blues

Art of Love

Spin me, Turn me on your color wheel To find the right shade, The correct hue Gently set me up on your easel And spread me across your canvass Then dip your brush into the paints - acrylic - tempera - watercolors Baby, Choose what you will To color my thoughts, Because they are all of … Continue reading Art of Love

Your Beautiful Flame

I am drawn to this beautiful flame. Staring at the flicker, watching it slowly expand -- becoming a blaze. I am drawn to the heat of this beautiful flame. Inviting the soothing coziness, waiting for it to slowly grow into an all-consuming, fiery passion. Don't I know that playing with fire, I will get burned?   But … Continue reading Your Beautiful Flame

Summer Love

She knew not to love deeply. She knew not to love long. She knew that the love they created in this space and time would be as hot and as intense as the summer heat that sweltered in her grandmother's tiny two-bedroom flat on the island. Even though their days were spent as inseparable lovers, … Continue reading Summer Love

Accept Me For Me

The following is a poem I wrote as a senior in high school. I can remember dealing with many insecurities and issues about my own self and how others viewed me. People were quick to point out what I lacked...all of my "if only you were..." I finally came to the realization that I had … Continue reading Accept Me For Me