#FiveMinuteFriday: Expect (a poem)

Grace Latinx Poetry Writing

Forget what it looks like to reach out to someone because of what Twitter or FB says. Forget what it looks like to reach out in a revolutionary way to form a bridge. Forget what it looks like to just be your common self.

An Invitation to Coffee and the Value in Shared Space

community Writing

I order the same brew from my local coffee shop on the daily. The only time I change it up is when my teenage daughter is with me and I want to impress her with

Book Review: All Day: A Year of Love & Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island by Liza Jessie Peterson

Book Review Marginalized Poetry Reading social justice Writing

Poets and educators are among the most underrated professionals of my time. I’ve seen firsthand what a poet educator can do for a group of teenagers eager to expand their conscious and their place as

Three Thoughts to Remember When You’re a Writer on the Go

Grace Guest Post Reading Writing

Insert chill ambiance set to a playlist of lyric-less hip hop songs, nearby an arsenal of books and a revolving wish list of required reading. In two hours, I will begin to ready myself for a one hour commute to my full-time job. I will listen to podcasts the entire drive there. I will park my car and jot down, in my bullet journal, all ideas that are still lingering around able to be captured on paper.

Begin Again: The Dream That Used to Seem Impossible by Emily Conrad

Faith Guest Post Writing

These things mark a fresh willingness to seek out new beginnings. They are proof of an understanding that it’s not too late to change, to rediscover truth, to try something new.

Passion Reactions: Wrestling With Your Call & 3 Ways to Remain Humble

community Faith Grace Prayer Solitude Strength Waiting Writing

We need to get to the place where we can walk uncharted waters without the voice in our heads spreading doubt and confusion.

#FiveMinuteFriday: REFINE (a poem)

Faith Grace Poetry Solitude Strength Writing

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is REFINE.  Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes (//) indicate where the timer started and ended. Your turn! Join us at Kate’s

#FiveMinuteFriday: MIDDLE (a poem)

Faith Poetry Writing

//i navigate deep canyons, sharp. pen between knuckles, delicate peace wraps from wispy lashes to mighty Achilles heel – saved from a vulnerable fall. a layer of silken grace caresses, reminds, Be still – The