What is?

What is a man when he’s black? Constantly accused and under attack With all his efforts he encounters setbacks Pushed into drugs and selling crack Communities broken and on a backtrack. What is a woman when she’s black? Gives her all, just to fallback Disrespect and abuse is our throwback Yet we give and giveContinue reading “What is?”

Book Review – Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age is a novel with a blurb that excited me, it’s a novel about a young black woman who is accused of kidnapping a white child whilst babysitting. Mira, at first glance seemed like a woman that I could relate to, with a similar age and a love for children in commonContinue reading “Book Review – Such a Fun Age”

Book Review: Song of Solomon

I have been meaning to read Toni Morrison for a number of years now, and I was excited to finally buy her book in February. One of the key reasons why I was so excited to read Toni Morrison was because she was the author that made Michelle Obama fall in love with reading. ThisContinue reading “Book Review: Song of Solomon”

Monday

The constant hustle of back and forth Kids dropped off and commutes commence Coffee cups in one hand and briefcases in the other Long strides down the busy streets No eye contact with restless strangers Earphones in to block the noise The packed out trains and buses move To their next destination of eager passengersContinue reading “Monday”

The Ideal Saturday

The journey was long but arrival was worth it To sit and have human interaction To be free of lockdown restrictions We continued the conversation Right where we left off The sun beamed into the room As pasta and lemon loaf was placed on the table The taste of aubergine and tagliatelle The look ofContinue reading “The Ideal Saturday”