The metaphor is perhaps one of man’s most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.
Biography – a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified.
When I began to listen to poetry, it’s when I began to listen to the stones, and I began to listen to what the clouds had to say, and I began to listen to others. And I think, most importantly for all of us, then you begin to learn to listen to the soul, the soul of yourself in here, which is also the soul of everyone else.
I am I plus my circumstances.
My mother wrote lyrics and sang but was overtaken by life with four children and worked.
Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
We cannot put off living until we are ready.
Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
I come from a long line of revolutionaries.
I am a member of the Muskogee people. I’m a poet, a musician, a dreamer of sorts, a questioner. Like everyone else, I’m looking for answers of some sort or the other.