hanging onto fires in the nighttime - [saythat! 11]

yoo:

this summer has been a cacophony of moving parts & disbelief. it has also come with a new season of magic & relentless heat. what is simmering underneath you? what is boiling through you? i have found this summer has been about pushing notions of safety in both my work & body. i'm considering my upcoming travels & the opportunities i am facing head on. the last year of work & creating has manifested to the next few weeks of my life & i've already been called to look passed them for the future of my work & craft.

though tempers are quicker under the blazing of summer, remember to utilize your power, soak it in, hold it. let this season cook away any rawness left by the spring & winter. find what flavors are packed beneath you. there is so much summer left. so much heat to bear. keep yourself & water close.

--jayy

what’s going on:

  1. Raven “I’m from every continent in Africa” Symoné is back with an update on her breakout Disney Channel show called Raven’s Home where & her best friend are raising their 3 kids together. It’s too pure for words.

  2. Also I guess Trump is still showing his ass over this whole Russia thing.

  3. ANNNND Congress is trying to federally not protect transgender & gender non-conforming people. Read up! Call your congressperson.

what i’ve been listening to:

  1. Waahjeed dropped new ep, the song Shango is truly a feat & the video is LIT.

  2. Also still on the summer of SZA, I found this Kaytranada-esque remix of The Weekend, issa bop.

what i’ve been watching:

  1. Finally caught up on Sense8, better than season one for sure, cried more than I expected to.

  2. Also finally watched Sailor Moon for real last night & it changed my life.


what i’ve been doing? - dropping some poem sketches on twitter

Read: pygmalion_s_bad_bxtch.gif & more here.



Writing Prompts:

  1. write a 10 stanza poem with each stanza having a unique line count from 1-10

  2. write an ode to meal with family (chosen or otherwise)

  3. list 17 verbs, write poem of couplets using each of the verbs once

  4. defend a dream you had

  5. tell a story the way you wanted it to happen (especially if it didn't happen that way)


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