Her Office: Act 1 Scene 5

Scene 5 INT. AN UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR SITS AT HER DESK IN THE OFFICE TENDING TO EACH CALL WITH CARE. FLORENCE Hi, thank you for calling Humble and Humane, the domestic violence service for all, how can we help you today? Are you in a safe place? CALLER (O.S.) Yes, I’m in a safe place.Continue reading “Her Office: Act 1 Scene 5”

An Explanation of ‘Hurdles’ & The Strong Black Woman Schema

“If I can just publish a poem per day and rely on my writing as a way out I’m sure that I’ll get through this last semester.” –SA Those are the words I whisper to myself as my skinny black body and Afro goes into each classroom trying to fulfill expectations. As I walk aroundContinue reading “An Explanation of ‘Hurdles’ & The Strong Black Woman Schema”

Essay: A Midnight Contemplation About Blackholes

A swirling blackhole opened up in the middle of my chest sucking me into a dark bliss that took me off of planet Earth and into a timeless time. It was fast and the vacuum it had for my sanity was quick, it was as if it just roared and longed for me to joinContinue reading “Essay: A Midnight Contemplation About Blackholes”

[Si’s] Prayer

Hey, This is what I’ve been meaning to tell you,  And when I’m left without your love It could feel like a lifetime, baby, [remember?] And somewhere [in those days] start we had it all right Sunshine and blue skies, yes I recall But now there’s a darker blue I’m bleeding and you don’t careContinue reading “[Si’s] Prayer”