Category: Poetry

  • And Then You’re Holding a Copy of Your First Book

    It happens to all of us. Some mornings I wake and immediately shake my head. It’s because before I begin the day, I’m already physically or emotionally exhausted, and I wonder how I’ll do it. How will I get through my to-do list when I already feel so tired and overwhelmed? 

  • Elegy

    Just look at her. My grandmother, Dorothy Lorena Davis, was– as Maya Angelou would say– my “rainbow in the clouds.”  I know this is what so many of our grandmothers did for us. She saw me, made me feel recognized and she waited for me to see the same things she did.