Where I Am From: A Poem of Heritage

I am from laundry dried on the clothesline, Tropicana orange juice, and Johnson & Johnson’s baby oil. I am from Vicks in the winter and school supplies bought at Woolworth before September. I am from a three-story, green, attached house … Continue reading

Time Flies

It seems almost impossible that 2020 is only a week and a few days away, but I know my calendar doesn’t lie. This year has rung true with that old cliché; my how time flies! I must have blinked and … Continue reading

I Want to Be Your Ocean

I want to be your favorite shirt. Not the shirt you wear like a mask to all those starched stiff occasions in life where you feel like a person playing the part of yourself as an adult. I want to … Continue reading

Murder by the Ocean

Letter of Testimony, Exhibit A: Your honor, this is my truthful account of what happened on the day in question. You may choose to believe the version of events being spread by gossip and rumor—that I was a battered wife … Continue reading

The Prince and the Fountain of Youth

A small waterfall surrounded by greenery. A few turtles sunning themselves on a rock.

Once upon a time, there was a young prince who wanted to be a great and beloved king. He was dutiful in all of his studies. He was kind. And he gave generously. He sought the advice of his parents, … Continue reading