Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I'm featured at The World Stage Art, Education & Performance Gallery tomorrow. The workshop starts at 7:30. I hope to see you there!

Monday, April 20, 2015

A poem a day for 2015 - for day 104 - For you

I will meet you there
In the place where the clouds are low
I will be
I will sit
Ears like valleys
I will talk with you
When you want to hear stories
I can tell stories
About nothing
About no things
I can tell stories about world
And blue
And skies
And spring
I am not afraid of your clouds
I have my own
I will sit
I will listen
I will give
And poems
About bridges
Do you like bridges
Way they take us from here to there
Did you know that there is not somewhere else
Only another here
I will listen
And talk
And make here
And rainbow
I know how to be a friend
I know how to be an ear
A shoulder
Feet and legs
I know how to be a friendly smile

Me at the Inglewood Stories shoot

Me with Ojenke

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A poem a day for 2015 - for day 103 - For you

I wish you no clouds today
No murky thoughts
I wish you clean air
I wish you deep breath
Tomorrow dreams
I wish you ease
Attention and love
I wish you softness
Gentle touches and
Smiling faces
I wish you blue
Blue today
Like sky
Like air
Like clean
Like love
Like care

Friday, April 17, 2015

A man started talking to me in Jiffy Lube today. We talked about children mostly. Then he told me that his son's mother is twenty-two years younger than he and he doesn't know what happened when she got pregnant but before the baby she would just do anything he wanted. "She was malleable" he said with his hands in the air as if he was bending iron. "But then she got pregnant and now she's nuts." I told him that she wasn't in his life to do anything he wants and his face got all frowned up when he responded, "no, it's about compromise." But what part of "she was malleable" and "she did anything I wanted" said compromise? Oh well, don't strike up a conversation with me if  you don't want to know what I think.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I'm incredibly behind on my poem a day project. I was much better at this in 2013. But I'm giving myself a lot more room and listening to my body more too.
Today I was the keynote speaker at Take Back The Night (sexual assault awareness program) at Cal State Los Angeles. It went well and I was pleased that so many others shared there stories during the open mic and still triggered that there were / are so many stories to tell. I hear all these high stats on how many women and men have been sexually assaulted and the more I hear the more I know that ONE IS TOO MANY.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A poem a day for 2015 - for day 102 - To V Kali

Sending love to you
Sweet breath, clarity and peace
Ease you to easy

A poem a day for 2015 - for day 101 - In preparation

Waking up stretching
Yawning ready myself for
Blessing before me

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Two earthquakes today. This last one really had me...shook.