10:59

Filed under:   tupac   poetry   greatness   grace   shakur   think

i learned to move in a dark tunnel
sat still with deafening silence
held my own foreign body close
cared for neglected womb
oiled the driest parts
sang softly into winter wind
touched the cracks
i breathed deep into unknown territory

leaned in to unease
listened for music i could not hear
bent to smell flowers with no scent
moved my body although there was no rhythm

smiled at self with no mirror close
laughed or cried to release an ocean of tears
i wailed with coyotes awaiting distant
rumbling 
of train or transport or movement
i walked painfully step by step up sleeping buffalo’s
spine
sipped shallow air paused to hold elder wisdom

i learned to move in a dark tunnel
now that light appears i slow
unsure of how to approach this freedom

s.s.

11:40

Filed under:   love   music   poetry   freewrite   solitude

obliques.s.

2:26  reblog

i want to ask 
where do you go when you’re gone?

you like uunsi
smoke
always moving with wind
fragrant
curling all up around me
one moment
then vanish the next

i can still smell 
musk in my hair

s.s.

4:45

Filed under:   freewrite   musk   love   wind   music

exile
is being trapped
under frozen water
with the sun taunting in slivers

s.s.

3:58

Filed under:   exile   immigration   borders   truth   music   love

“listen,
you a wonder.
you a city of a woman.
you got a geography
of your own.”

-mama lucille

4:25

chopin - preludes op. 28, 13 
martha argerich

perfection

11:51

don’t sell / yourself / to fall in love(a warm reception, toronto)

4:02  reblog

joyce bryant, 1953

11:25  reblog

haiku for cherry mouth

your mouth forms a heart
cherry blossoms spring up now
they follow us home

s.s.

4:34