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King

Because of him folk began to see chocolate, pecan, chocolate, fudge,  caramel, chocolate,  cinnamon, and blackberry As spices of equality. Because of him, I saw the door of possibility open much wider than a crack. Because of him, I realized that black … Continue reading

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Cold Burn

Cold……….Burn……… Though freezing, we focus on the heat while we sit by the fire… Remember that “cold burn” rush of the slap in grade school from the one who called you a liar? The pressure “cold burn” rush to the brain … Continue reading

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My Uncle’s Treat

“‘eenie meenie decimeeny oooh eye umbeleeny achicachi uberachi Y-O-U eep billy wopen boppum ooh bop a wippem wopum’” (My Uncle Charles Nolan taught this tongue twister musical warm up treat to my Sister, Brother and me when we were children. Now, 50 some years later,  I am giving voice lessons to … Continue reading

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WE

We, brown skinned, black skinned, ivory skinned women, We, of upright posture and pearly teeth, We, Sisters who carry the weight of the spirits… Our children….our children, vessels of attempted destruction. We sow, reap, We keep quiet, speak, We hurt, … Continue reading

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Dear Aunt Joan

Dear Aunt Joan If I could have you here for a day I would drive you to Mariastein in Switzerland If I had to, I would carry you down the steps into the “Grotte” Where legend has it, a small … Continue reading

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SHO’ IS AN UGLY CHILE!

I had an uncle,  my Mom’s older brother, who used to tell me how ugly I am..This is not a “poor me” perspective, just a memory to share.  This troubled memory intertwines with another cherished one, that of my Grandom’s one and only … Continue reading

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