Poem: Forget Me In the Headlines

You forgot my name already, Reduced me to my complexion. My skin, Mahogany, Caramel, Umber, Means I don’t have a story. My body, Riddled with bullets, Beaten, Raped, Stolen, Cold, Lies within the earth. My spirit, Trapped. Justice, Non-existent. I had a purpose. I have a name. You don’t use my name. To you, My life had no value. My headline doesn’t sell papers. It … Continue reading Poem: Forget Me In the Headlines

Flash Fiction: A Missing Piece

I am a missing piece of a large, buried puzzle. The image, civilizations rich in culture, education, and tradition. Kings and queens kissed by the sun and forging love under the moon. There are more pieces spread about, more than I could ever know, separated by land, water, and language. My brothers and sisters are strangers to me, but our ancestors keep tabs. Hoping that … Continue reading Flash Fiction: A Missing Piece