Wanting Crystal

…It, this thing, had so much promise such newness. It tasted like wind, like cool water, I felt it land on me like sun rays.

Everybody. Deserves. Housing.

…There should be a range of housing choices for people based on room number, neighborhood, pet eligibility, and proximity to public transit, work, schools, and daycares.

Blackness as Sunrise, Slurps, and Love.

I write about my blackness as a meditative practice.  A means of survival and celebration. To bring the foundational elements of myself, up and out, like water from a lawn sprinkler.  A blackness that disappears if you try to possess it, one that sits on your window sill like a quizzical sparrow.  A blackness that…

All That You Know

What you feel inside is knowledge. Your body knows. Your heart knows. Your mind knows. Let all that you know become part of your faith.  

Feeling All Kind of Ways This Morning

I know how cold and warm it is, because I feel it.  I know the chill of white supremacy, and the warmth of compassion from those who treasure multicultural people. To live within, without.  To watch, remember, and to know the spirit of colonization and to question if living in a colony is all I will…

Lessons that I have learned …

Be kind to strangers. Speak from your heart. Pray. Forgiveness is love in action. Listen to your ancestors. We are never as alone as we feel. There will be darkness and there will be light. Laugh, laugh, and laugh. Deep things take time to learn. Affirm. Never stop learning.  

Poor Patricia, Poor Sean, and White Draws

my reflection on the oscars, in prose. i think patricia was caught up in the moment, but will cut some slack because i dont think she interviews well and it probably came out all mumbled jumbled.   i am black and gay so if she wants to put me to work, i could use some…

Triumph of Selma: Duvernay’s Cinematic Mastery of Blackness While Walking The Tight Wire of Whiteness

I saw the explosive, powerful, and touching movie, #Selma.   Selma is one of my all time favorite movies because of its touching portrayal of human complexity created within narrow psychological margins.  Selma also tries to correct the cinematic over-emphasis of the over-indulgence of seeing Black history through Black male experience. The movie recasts the lives of African Americans…

Every curvature.

8/21/13 Going insane of course And no one will tell me So I do what any crazy man does Dreams and wants and can’t have Because the object becomes a desire And the subject is lost.   I am one strand in the bird’s nest Not the egg, not the mother, not the brother, not…