Debut Novel Coming Jan 2020!

I did it, friends! My debut novel is in the self-publishing process – with a tentative release date of January 2020. Those of you who’ve followed along on this journey likely recall my many claims of “finishing” my book; draft after draft after draft. I held it tight, afraid no one could love it asContinue reading “Debut Novel Coming Jan 2020!”

Motivational Monday Poem: America’s Tattered Fabric

Veils fashioned out of greed, power, and fear Thicken with every racist, misogynist thought Stains the soul, clouds judgement Wounds the heart and tears the fabric of America Words matter, Whether used as weapons of mass destruction Or as a shield to keep truth at bay Cowardice in the face of racism and misogyny IsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: America’s Tattered Fabric”

Motivational Monday Poem: An Aunt’s Perspective

Confidence with each step Head held high Shoulders straight, eyes forward Four years in age With a soul wise beyond her years   Freedom, joy, inquisitiveness A sharp mind, fierce spirit A star shining bright Through the sun-soaked sky   To have but an ounce Of such confidence and knowing As middle age nears, WouldContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: An Aunt’s Perspective”

Motivational Monday Poem: Writer’s Train

Language speeding past In a blend of light and sound Energizing the artist on the Central platform   Hurried words without a plot Poetry in motion Song breaking barriers Play, uncast   The singular artist Absorbs, reflects, and absorbs The mind electric and the body tingling Ready to board the train Not as a passenger,Continue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Writer’s Train”

Motivational Monday Poem: Water Fall

  Nourishing the body Cleansing the soul Water both heals and harms    Washes away sins perceived and actual Unlearned lessons replacing the empty space Melts away the layer of anger and vengeance Oozing from an emerald past unseen   Quenches the thirst for medicinal healing While unwittingly spreading disease Removes a dirtied film WhichContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Water Fall”

Motivational Monday Poem: The Scribe’s Veil

  Eliciting fear Cast in the shadows of the elders Lies dormant a past Best kept at bay   Memories hidden By those who intentionally forgot The lessons never meant to learn   They cloud your vision Like dusk’s fog on nature’s field Keeping you immobile in time and place   A savior unseen clearsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: The Scribe’s Veil”

Motivational Monday Poem: A Storied Spirit

  Rise, Sweet Spirit And tell us your story Through sound, color, and motion   Dance, Artistic Spirit To a rhythm only you can feel Caressing the air Leaving traces of beauty behind   Love, Worn Spirit With all the passion deep inside Connecting to spirits unknown and scarred Embracing flaws as gifts   Rest,Continue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: A Storied Spirit”