An Explanation of ‘Hurdles’ & The Strong Black Woman Schema

“If I can just publish a poem per day and rely on my writing as a way out I’m sure that I’ll get through this last semester.” –SA Those are the words I whisper to myself as my skinny black body and Afro goes into each classroom trying to fulfill expectations. As I walk around… Continue reading An Explanation of ‘Hurdles’ & The Strong Black Woman Schema

[Si’s] Prayer

Hey, This is what I’ve been meaning to tell you,  And when I’m left without your love It could feel like a lifetime, baby, [remember?] And somewhere [in those days] start we had it all right Sunshine and blue skies, yes I recall But now there’s a darker blue I’m bleeding and you don’t care… Continue reading [Si’s] Prayer