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NaPoWriMo 2017: #12 (an enigma)

Education’s enigma The bastard child of compassion and love adopted and raised by sorrow and anger, living in the crimson clotted pens of teachers tattooing grades upon underwhelming pages; it grows in the souls of students; the confused color of “can’t”, it feeds upon directions given, but ignored. It is the hobgoblin, haunting parents who … Continue reading

NaPoWriMo 2017: #6 (a found poem)

After work days have dragged obstinate feet through the week and the calendar has burned itself upon a paper pyre like a five day phoenix we dig ourselves from the ashes and climb out of lukewarm graves; casting aside funeral clothes, we alter our inflexible code of “To do lists” and deadlines, and become each … Continue reading

The Power of My Blackness

Originally posted on alexisapparicio:
My power comes from John and Stokely from Malcolm and Martin I turn to them when I wonder why God cursed me with this  damned melanin as if I had done something wrong in a past life and  now being punished in community filled with strife how can a people be…

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Shadow Writing (What it’s like to write a dissertation) It’s not about being smart. It’s about lighting bundles of sandalwood incense and writing on rice paper March winds, sending smoke you think are words to academic nether regions, only to have them Rejected and Returned as bitter pipe exhalations blown in your face by a … Continue reading