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Vulnerability


Do you ever feel like you are seeing the most intimate side to a writer when you are reading their work? This poem was inspired while reading “Shades of My Lipstick” by Jenavia Powell.  Her work is awesome to me. I feel like she’s stripping for me and dropping off insecurities like clothes, opening her … Continue reading

It Started With A Drink (part 2)


Here’s part 2 to It Started With a Drink, my collab poem with C. Lynette Burks. To start reading Part 1, go here Remember, my verses are in normal text, hers are bolded and in italics. The image is an awesome painting by Ronald McDowell, called ‘Midnight Tango.’  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/moonlight-tango-ron-mcdowell.html IT STARTED WITH A DRINK …  (Part … Continue reading

It Started With a Drink… Part 1


This poem is a collaboration between myself and C. Lynette Burks – she had recently done an Author Spotlight on her blog about me (Read it here: Author Spotlight, June 10, 2015) and we got to chatting on Facebook.  We decided to do an erotic collab which started on Friday and went on between us … Continue reading

Vigil II


I was going to ignore the call to write a poem a day for April #NationalPoetryMonth, but since I’ve been writing a poem a day anyway, I decided to give it a whirl.  This is day #4, and this is the poem that I came up with, while processing some things in my life. Vigil … Continue reading

Stuck


I am always stuck trying to find words to describe my Queen.  On top of that, I have seen some patterns in my work – using similar metaphors, poem structures, and stuff like that. It was even mentioned to me by one of my friends who has followed my work over the years. So! I … Continue reading

I Reach For You


I wrote this poem in honour of the lady who became the 600th like on my EROTIC: Robert Gibson FB page. Temple BE is a beautiful, African Queen that I recently had the pleasure of connecting online; I searched through her page and wrote this as I was washed over by her and her page’s … Continue reading

Wordshine: Valentine’s Day Poem


Valentine’s Day is around the corner!  This reminds me of a poem that I wrote and posted here a couple years ago when I was courting a good friend of mine – I fell in love and wanted to be more than just friends. She had told me she wasn’t ready to date yet, but I … Continue reading

PassionPoet: Introduction


This is the introduction poem that I start my performances with when I step onto a stage.  I share it here as I was practicing it this morning and had a WAVE of POSITIVE ENERGY overwhlem me … so I want to spread it to everyone! Introduction I HAVE THE POWERRRRRRRRRRRRR…. of the heart… But … Continue reading

Tenderness


This is a collab piece between myself and Tamesha Avery (Check her out on her awesome blog of poetry here – http://fluentinwords.wordpress.com/) … I wrote my piece and tried to figure out where it should go as I knew it wasn’t done, and then thought of letting Tam finish it. Boy did she deliver!  I … Continue reading

Insatiable


I was challenged to write a poem about my “open relationship” status … this is what I came up with….    Insatiable My love is insatiable…. That’s why I am unable to fit its description into a societal box that locks neatly, Why people do a double take when I boldly declare my open status; … Continue reading

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