Birthday(s)

Two weekends ago, my little boy hit the one-year mark. I released a sigh of relief, wiped the sweat from my forehead, the sweat that accumulated each time I woke up at night to check if he was breathing, each time I placed my hand on my back in the inky blackness of our bedroom […]

Imani

I knew you hadn’t. Forgotten me, that is.     I feel I am always in and within your sights. Your grace waiting close by to catch me when I stumble. I knew you hadn’t. Because you never have. Your hand wraps around my heart, injecting me with warmth amidst a cold pushed in by […]