Hello Beautiful People!
Welcome to my blog page!
I will be posting all of my random thoughts, observations, and almost-poems on this page for your enjoyment. As the reader, you are encouraged to dig in and ask questions, provide feedback, or just add commentary (close friends included)!
I’ve had a lot on my mind lately and it isn’t manifesting very well in the verbal world, so I will do what I have always done in verbal-hard-times…I will write!
If you weren’t aware, shortly after directing Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” at San Diego State University…
I chopped off my locks and moved away from San Diego. Leaving my ocean of friends turned family…
I also signed a contract with Wrags Ink. to publish my first book of poetry!
It shall be called…
I have the most supportive team of editors who are helping me craft this first book into everything I want it to be. As I have sifted through my poems time and time again, I have had my own internal battles about page vs. stage poetry. Line breaks and punctuation matter soooooooooo much more on page than they do within spoken word. This has been a major part of the publication standstill.
Outside of that, my amazing business husband, Alan Okewole, brought my attention to recurring themes within the poems I have recently submitted for the book.
There are a few stories missing.
There are no poems about:
nor my sister and niece…
These people are my only known blood relatives…yet I haven’t been able to write a poem about any of them. I’m not one for forcing poems out of myself, but I know that these poems have lain dormant in my system for years…
I’ve just been waiting for a conclusion…a happy ending to wrap our connections up with…but I don’t know if they will come. If there is one thing I have learned from the new contributing man in my life…
it is that
some things are unfinished
it is okay to write that truth in your poetry
…I’m workin’ on it.
(Vogue 3:16 is still on track to be published in August, I’m truly working to maintain that timeframe)
Next Episode: “What do you do with your lost loves?”
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