Now I know many of you can relate to being overwork and underpaid. No one likes it. Except maybe in this video by J.Scar featuring Kemba Lodescar. This is J.Scar's first music video. Other than being catchy, I was impressed by the quality of the video for it being his first. He must have a great team behind him. Hope to see more very soon!
under a blanket
of humid air reminds me
of your lips. I know
nothing of them, but suspect
they taste heavy coming down.
in the stillness of
falling dusk, you take my goose
flesh in your mouth, sum-
mer ablazed in the crevi-
ces of your cool fingerprints.
under the covers
little girls mourn, their nights filled
with sweltering guilt
for a world that douses them
with the dismissal of sense.
Hello my readers,
If you following the writing schedule on the front page of the site, then you know that I am two days behind on starting my Tanka Marathon. I've been rather busy since starting a new job two weeks ago. I'm learning how to manage my time with a full time job. I like it so far.
As in updating and my writing, I'm going to try to update with regular blog posts twice a week on my days off. As for my writing challenges, I will try my best to post them everyday when I come home from work.
Now for Tanka #1.
grab what you want dear.
my tongue awaits for your hot
mouth, your desire
cooling me off to a trem-
ble underneath your body.
A four-alarm fire broke out at an apartment building in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn early Saturday morning. The fire destroyed the building as well as damaged several buildings in the area. The apartment building of Mahogany L. Browne and Jive Poetic was one of them. The family is alright and is safely staying at a hotel, but the cost of staying at a hotel and replacing many of their possessions is beyond normal. They really need your help. I am asking my readers to considering helping out in anyway they can, whether it's donating through this donation page on PoetCD.com or sending contributions to Rachel McKibbens (firstname.lastname@example.org) via PayPal who is accepting donations on their behalf. Physical donations of food, toiletries, clothing, etc. are also appreciated and you should contact them via their websites, social networking sites, etc. You can also help by buying books and CDs by Mahogany and Jive. And as always, a kind word, a message, or a prayer is a great way of showing love and support. I am sending much love and prayers their way, as well as a small donation on pay day.
Kaspa & Fiona have taken over my blog for today, because they need our help.
They are both on a mission to help the world connect with the world through writing. They are also getting married on Saturday the 18th of June.
For their fantasy wedding present, they are asking people across the world to write them a ‘small stone’ and post it on their blogs or on Facebook or Twitter.
A small stone is a short piece of observational writing – simply pay attention to something properly and then write it down. Find out more about small stones here.
If you’re willing to help, we’d love you to do things:
1) Re-post this blog on your own blog any time before June the 18th and give your readers a chance to hear about what we’re doing. You can simply copy and paste the text, or you can find the html here.
2) Write us a small stone on our wedding day whilst we’re saying our vows and eating cake, post it on your blog, and send it to us.
You can find out more about our project at our website, Wedding Small Stones, and you can also read our blog at A River of Stones.
We also have a July challenge coming soon, when we’ll be challenging you to notice one thing every day during July and write it down.
Thank you for listening, and we hope we’ll be returning from our honeymoon to an inbox crammed with small stones, including yours.
Kaspa & Fiona
Christina D. Rodriguez
A Latinx poet and entrepreneur who blogs about poetry, music, writing, and life.
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