Paradigm Shift

Clawed hands grasp at the ceiling. Why are the hands here? What does it mean? Death’s claws?  I know what makes that image. I know there is a flower on the other end shining in the light.  I know what created this image, so why all this fright?  It was fear. I was told that … More Paradigm Shift

Paz Ellis on the plight of Citizen Children of Immigrants

When thinking about immigration, it’s easy to focus on the plight of undocumented and dacamented people, as if they were the only ones affected by America’s immigration policy and climate of hate towards immigrants. I am guilty of viewing the citizen children of immigrants as lucky and carefree Americans. That started to change the day … More Paz Ellis on the plight of Citizen Children of Immigrants

His Love

His love is unconditional. His love is deep. His love is red. Your love is younger for older. The darker the berry the sweeter the juice. The prettier the woman the easier to misuse . You are the buckle that holds my body into safety. Flexible with my movement but could snap my neck in … More His Love

All Skinfolk Ain’t…

Current events have led me to dissect the well known quote “All my skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.” This quote, which was said by my Triumphant Soror Zora Neale Hurston, means that someone can inhabit a black body and be an agent of white supremacy. Because of the ongoing pandemic, people around the world have been forced … More All Skinfolk Ain’t…

Were You Cuffed Enough to Celebrate the Holidays as a Couple in 2019?

So you had your eyes and heart wide open as soon as 2019 hit, hoping to finally attract something worth keeping throughout the year and on to the next year but after a few months in, it was a total hit & miss. A few guys put in their bids, but nothing caught your full … More Were You Cuffed Enough to Celebrate the Holidays as a Couple in 2019?