You can’t escape self-discovery, no matter how uncomfortable the process may feel. Reality and the inevitability of ugly enlightenment will always chase and catch you. Continue reading Wind Sheila
The man walked up to the bar on a Wednesday, late morning. It was winter and under the small man’s coat was a pressed shirt and tie. He appeared to be a professional and should’ve been at work. Continue reading Happy Hour’s Over
With the opioid epidemic in full swing, this poem — written over a decade ago — predicted the spiraling dangers and sad conclusions of our nation’s unchecked Over-The-Counter drug abuse problem. Continue reading Turn Off Your Mind, Relax…
This is the continued fictionalized story of one man’s life-long struggle with organized religion and his combative relationship with an egotistical, arrogant and often bigoted deity, who may or may not be all in his head. Continue reading Fear and Loathing from the Back Pew — Hell is Hot Pt.2
This poem was inspired by the many examples of slavery’s dark history sometimes on display, but many times hidden, in Alexandria, Virginia. Continue reading The Ghosts of Alexandria
It seems everyone of good social conscious was moved by Jesse Williams’ acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards, this includes Pulitzer Prize award winning author Alice Walker. Continue reading Alice Walker Publishes Poem Inspired by Jesse Williams’ BET Awards Speech
It was last year when my wife wanted us to get a family picture taken for Christmas. I say it was her idea even though the idea was actually conceived by another woman — a woman my wife was trying to outdo. It was one of those woman things, so at the time, I knew better than to interfere.
Continue reading So This is Christmas