He squats blowing life into coals of the ubiquitous shallow bowl to heat his fifty year old iron. He pushes his table cart from block to block where he is expected like a friend by those who need him to press their shirts and pants. He is unreflective, modest, smiles benignly if you greet him, doesn't need to advertise his presence with chatter, doesn't … [Read more...]
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On the eve of mourning. Ganga moonlight shimmers. Hallowed soul… ancient spirits. Steps falling into water. Hazy, lazy, rolling. Completeness, full circle… transcendent. Circled blood red sun. Bells clanging, clanging. Dust to dirt and dirt to dust… dependent. Ever changing, ever remaining, always the same. … [Read more...]
You wonder gawking the twin impressed where you are, Silence is what rumbles, when eyes lashes down screaming there you are!! Memories snatches you back from being in extant, It’s when time knocks the crumbled soul vacant, Healing approaches pedalling on wheels of time, Illuminating the beauty back in your eyes, widening that lip curve shine. Arduous spirit sprouts … [Read more...]
To maimed beggars with ingratiating smiles, to women holding drugged babies plying their pitiful trade under the sway of hungry demons I say, "No, leave me alone. I am on my way to another place." To unending noise: trucks spewing fumes, honking horns, hawkers shouting holy names to sell their trinkets I say, "No, stop, be … [Read more...]
spin from the wayward watchmen the tyrants of yesteryear who bludgeon Black men with large schemes delaying dreams in the seams of America's promise. unknown though frequently digested like wasteful air good and bad so why thrive or pretend to leap above the dull minds of the East and West, united in print yet torn and bleeding in minds unaffected, as the black … [Read more...]