in bloom

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Poems
in bloom

#NaPoWriMo Day 16 in bloom for my brother I just wanted you to smell the flowers with me they were glorious i brought them home carefully wrapped like a new child i carefully clipped the ribbon at the base and i put them in a vase and they were absolutely stunning you would have loved […]

break me

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Blog

#NaPoWriMo Day 15 I’ve made it to the halfway mark. This is a big deal for me. I am a poet and always will be, but in year’s past I haven’t been able to fully commit to this challenge.  This process is stirring up something inside me and it’s a good thing. The point of […]

what we know

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Poems

#NaPoWriMo Day 15 what we know   what we know we know each one of us was born to do something tell a story in a way only we can tell it we know spending time at the ocean kicking off shoes smelling like sand and sea only gives us the fuel to go after […]

the passport

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Poems
the passport

Today’s poem was inspired by a conversation I had with my mother earlier this week. I knew her immigration story from Nigeria to the United States, but what I didn’t know was the story she told of applying for her first passport. I didn’t know what it was like for her to hold that in […]