been traveling for a minute (NY + LA), glad to be back home on the internet. been trying to synthesize all i've gathered over our time apart but I'm still trying to find language. i feel continued blessings & covering as i move forward to & through the next stages of my life. i hope this message finds you well. post-eclipse, ready for a new cosmic space.
in addition to this week's saythat!, i'm launching a new micro-podcast in conjunction with the tinyletter. just trying out new media, so let me know how you like it! also got a new-ish poem in here.
all in all please enjoy, i hope to have more for you next time.
what’s going on:
Kiwi Herring is the 18th Trans person killed this year. She was executed in her home after extended harassment from her neighbors. She was a mother of three. I wish I had more words.
White Supremacists (aka #YesAllWhites) have been showing their pale-asses around the long overdue Confederate Memorials Backlash. Learn why there this is not remotely about history but a tool of Black psychological torture.
what i’ve been listening to:
Ignoring most of the controversy (that unsurprisingly quelled as quickly as it started) Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy is truly a triumph.
what i’ve been watching:
This wonderful interview with Esperanza Spaulding from Desus & Mero
Still mourning the passing of Nelsan Ellis by rewatching True Blood, here’s some best of Lafayette clips.
what i’ve been doing? - dropping poem sketches on twitter
i'm launching a new micro-podcast
write a 6 stanza poem each stanza 3 lines each, with 9 syllables in each line.
you are sitting alone at a table with a rose, a vial of sugar, & a receipt, write why.
you are the moon, what have you eclipsed recently?
write an ekphrasis (a poem responding to art) to one of your old profile pictures.
make a list of promises you wished were kept.