I don’t write poems any more but I wrote this one for you

26 Sep

I am sick[1] of people dying

Not just grandma’s and grandpa’s past their prime

But Uncles and fathers who

Look like “bad dudes” from

Far away

A sort of brutal Monet

So much fear from far away

So old it has been in the Americas as long as we[2] have

How many times have I stood in

Neutrality because my God said so

While someone died

For reading

The old habits are not dead

Only rewritten as law

As blue blood over brown skin

I worry for my children[3]

Who have yet to be born

[1] I am a black woman I cannot get sick

[2] A misnomer because we didn’t want to be here and we stole the land from those who were here

[3] Brown children are not children but thugs and lawless animals

Another one bites the dust!

10 Apr

Just finished my rewrite🙂. Super excited but ready to get back to work.


Also today is the Nicholl fellowship regular deadline.


6 Apr

I finished a script guys.

That’s the second script of the year!

To celebrate I bought myself two Patricia Briggs novels(Blood Bound & Iron Kissed) since I’m trying to build up my collection of books I’ve read and liked.

Next steps are to finish this rewrite and then start working on the rewrite of the script before this one.🙂

What have you been working on? What are you feeling accomplished about right now? Share!

March Summary

3 Apr
  • Read 1 Script
  • Rewrite in process
  • New Script in process
  • 1 writers group meeting

Prompts from the writer’s group: 3/25

25 Mar

We didn’t meet today. Everyone’s schedules are insane. That’s the way it is sometimes.

Instead I am seated very respectably in front of a whole foods. Scooping hippies and hipsters, waiting on the light of my life to arrive.

I didn’t want you all to go with out. So here is a prompt:

Write about your name. Whatever that means for you.

I have this vision of you sitting down in the morning in front of your journal writing a short story or a poem or a scene.  Are you writing?


February Summary

2 Mar
  • Rewrite in process
  • Read 3 scripts
  • 1 Successful Writers group meeting

Prompts from the writers group

27 Feb
  • Write to a picture
  • Red (or Thread depending on your hearing)

This pleased me more than I can say…

23 Feb


Link–Twitter Rant

22 Feb


Happy Saturday Warriors

21 Feb


From the site:

In the midst of the 2015 Berlinale, Amma Asante gave the closing speech at an International Women’s Film Festival Network (IWFFN) event on February 12. The director was candid about the “horrific” ten years it took to get her sophomore film, “Belle,” off the ground, while offering a rousing inspirational figure in her (sur)namesake, the Ghanaian warrior queen Yaa Asantewaa, who helped her persevere in her writing and directing career.

Here is Asante’s clothing speech in full (emphases hers), a poignant and encouraging reminder that no woman fights alone.