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Homage to Akilah January 30, 2021 – Posted in: Blog

We are not the women who’ll be hailed by White institutions for our poems.  We are among the mothers whose hearts, laid heavy with history and tradition left to dark skinned women for 500 years did our best. 

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Short stories to come next January 29, 2021 – Posted in: Blog

(I’m currently using the working title, FALLEN STARS.)

I’m blessed to still be safe, with a roof over my head and food to eat but as a poet and writer, communicator, speaker, political commentator and independent thinker–it was critical to find my way out of that dark place of a world pandemic and in the U.S., an aspiring dictator in office. 

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A year in quarantine: How a writer has coped. January 27, 2021 – Posted in: Blog

It’s a year in quarantine.  Young(er) poets, writers & creatives may have transitioned more or less without much difficulty to Zooming with others–families & friends, peers & colleagues, strangers & might-be-more-maybes. Contrary to popular belief, ‘elders,’ Baby Boomers, ‘dinosaurs’ (as some derogatorily refer to my generation), maestras/os, your parents or grandparents aren’t all tech-challenged.   We’re not going around with ‘Jitterbug’ phones, emailing on desk top computers on our original AOL accounts, or prefer long distance…

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[Xicanisma Prophecies Post-2012] Putin’s Puppet : Poem December 6, 2020 – Posted in: Blog, recent

[Xicanisma[*] Prophecies Post-2012]         Putin’s Puppet

 is not Aryan (or a golden-hair-Thor) but through & through as close

                                                                               to yellow as it gets.

A flim-flam man claiming billions no one sees.        

                                                                                     He & the Czar

had a chat at the Ritz,       

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