Tuesday, September 19, 2006

To Breathe You

“Thank you Talya for surviving
For as long as you could girl you kept on smiling
Thank you for opening your eyes when
I know that you were tired
Darling you inspire me…”

Visited me near Shackleford
Mamasita serenade whispered through saltwater sands
And florescent winged silence whisked along ocean Breeze

And I inhaled Orange Chakra… to breathe you

I inhaled Orange Chakra…to breathe you
through Unfed placenta’s crack belly wombs
Can you Name me who chose you
Which ancestor flowed
Cause “Failure to thrive” survives naysayer’s taunts... if you got a job to do
And a 3lb 3 oz fireball burns, if you try to smother her light.

And green Butterflies still sing you
And Josephine’s spirit celebrates you
And I inhale Orange Chakras to breathe you
As you breathe me through night…

Breathing “Hush now I am here”
Where haunting man-raped dreams reside
Breathing Hush now and you’ll hear Black butterfly song

And the radio danced you through clouds with Aunt Mauti
Past boundaries of meaningless death
Cause struggle names you life
And you survive in sweet dreams of forgiveness

And I inhale Orange Chacra to breathe you
And I inhale Orange Chakra to you

You are number one
number one Talya…”

Monday, September 18, 2006

When Tal Tal speaks...

From Jobee,
Let’s put no thought into it.
Forget what you know and what makes sense for a minute.
Just Hush.
Let the silence set in.
Quiet all the knowledge ‘cause too much fogs the vision.
Too many facts shatter the dreams and I need y’all to believe.
To Believe
In possibilities
And know that I am Here.
I am Here.
Flowing through the veins of the roses
So pure
Like the water
You can see me if you focus.
I am Here.
Bending the petals of the lotus
And you’d know this if you’re open
You can feel my breath through wind.
I’ve been given opportunity to use the elements
To Comfort and to Soothe
So, that is what I do.
I rain
So gently on the strength of your manes
I Rise in the morning and Rest in the shade.
I whisper through the grass.
It’s my favorite place to play.
I call to you a song in the sound of ocean waves.
My body lay
Embedded in the pillows of your hearts.
My spirit hasn’t got a set home.
I roam where I’m needed and
I need you to Believe this.
To see it’s not over
Just yet.
Hush now.
I am stronger now than then.
So, don’t miss me in your pain.
I’d Never Want For You To Suffer.
Not to struggle.
Don’t be so quick to mumble sorrow.
You mute my purpose with your cries.
Dry eyes
In the paradise I’ve left
Of memories.
Wet eyes
From the laughter in joy you receive from me.
Thank You
For singing, For praying,
For laying out a bed of soft thoughts.
I Love You
So don’t build a wall between us
Don’t send me too far from love
And don’t place me in some place you’ve never seen or heard of
Create a space for me in the playgrounds of your minds
So I can swing High up
For my feet to touch the trees!
Hush now.
Put all your thoughts aside.
I need you to believe that I can and I DO

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Discovering Phoenix

Silhouette’s reveal...
You are first God's cherished glimpse
Bringing dime store Cracker Jack box
sweet treasured prize
and every day penny laughs wrapped in Bazooka Joe
Untainted... plain perfect exposed
Visioning was to will be

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

NO! On sale now

Tell everyone!!!

NO! a profoundly brilliant film by Aishah Simmons on rape in the Black community
officially goes on sale at California Newsreel today!
Click here for info on buying the film!

Please forward this to educators, activists and everyone you know for
two obvious reasons that i'll restate here

1. this film makes a revolutionary impact and is NEEDED in every community
2. Aishah deserves to be fully supported in continuing to do the brave
healing warrior work that she/we be doing

Every institution that you are affiliated with should own a copy of this film!!!!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Necessary to who

I’m not sure what to say... but she says I need
to tell you.
And she says this will be hard for you
So if seeing me means hurting you...tell me
how long do I have to hide?

And when I walk into light revealing true
And you say that I am new
And you say you never knew
I was there in that room
Cause then you wouldn’t do

What all little boys do

Cause mommy said you knew...
Little girls need hugs, love and lollipops
Jump ropes, barbies hopscotch.
T.V. tag, merry-go-rounds and The Wiz
And daddy said you knew…
Little girls run from dogs and are scared of thunderstorms

But you say you never knew
And you say that I am new
Cause if I was in that room…with little girl needs
There’s no way you would do
What all little boys do

I was there with needs… Not necessary to you

Not necessary so you can touch me
through mastered silent cries.
Shielding sister’s little girl sleep in cool September nights.
Not necessary so you undress me
through window fan hummed lulling breeze,
carrying under pillow paradise dreams to everyone but me.

Cause my pillow covered flowered underwear
The ones you not necessarily put there
Cause they’re not necessary for you to put back
on me
And it’s not necessary to breathe as you leave the room
And it’s not necessary to wipe away the drool
You left trickling down my ear

And she says it’s not necessary to fear you… now
And she says I need to tell you... now
And she says it will be hard for you... now

So ask her please…
What happens when I walk into light revealing true
And you say that I am new
And you say you never knew
that I was there too

Not necessarily for you...