breakup haiku: week one

Haiku rule: 3 lines, 5-7-5 syllable arrangement. Support no barstool wisdom not ready for fuck him girl no questions, just you. Coffee these mornings i wake drink coffee bitter with tears what happened to us?    

Flashback: How art helped me cope w/ a D.T. presidency

Reader’s Note: I found this blog post about the freshly minted prez while organizing my Dropbox. It was originally written in late November 2016. I never posted it because I tend to be publicly apolitical. Sometimes people freak the hell out and can’t hear anyone else’s point of view, which is exhausting. Now just past 100 …

A Chicken Box and a Hug aka when uppity Yankees can’t swallow a Baltimore delicacy

I wrote A Chicken Box and a Hug awhile ago but after reading Brittany Britto's recent piece, Unpacking the chicken box: The story behind Baltimore's carryout staple, I had to repost. Plus my girl Nicole, the villian in this story,  will be starting a new jobbie and so—in honor of her moving on—I thought a little flashback to …

On Revision

Tomorrow I head off to enjoy Writers & Words' first writing retreat. I'm excited to participate as an editor and on-site staffer and look forward to meeting and/or reconnecting with fellow writers as well. My plan is to continue reading Zadie Smith's Swing Time and to begin to revise and delve deeper into "Candy, Lies, & Larceny," which …

I’m Black!

Styles P proclaimed it in his 2006 song "I'm Black" and James Brown shouted it out in his  1968 song "I'm Black and I'm Proud." Both clarify how I feel these days. It's embarrassing to admit it, but I wasn't always proud to be black, much to my parents' chagrin. I was probably blackest in my middle …