Day 4, Week 26: Jabberwocky

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogroves,  And the mome raths outgrabe.  "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!  Sometimes when I'm overwhelmed I quote lines from Jabberwocky (in … Continue reading Day 4, Week 26: Jabberwocky

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We Built A House

We built a house We built a house With our bare hands Cementing, disheveled, shoveling Meticulously constructing a secure foundation Preparing plans, re-planning, reconstructing. We built a house But I was hungry And bored of the labor Menial Meticulously constructing a way out Of us Not a legacy passed down or a legacy given up … Continue reading We Built A House

Writer’s Delight (A Short List)

This week the Houston Museum of African American Culture launched its 40th anniversary tribute to Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. I discovered her in college when an English literature course inspired me to seek out writers of color because the ones I knew were few and … Continue reading Writer’s Delight (A Short List)