inhale….exhale…she will emerge…


Peace, Love and Patchouli

Fragmented they come
Forced
In and out
A breath gasping
To inhale
Air
Sustenance
Calm this anger
Quench this moment
That surfaces
Too frequently.
Is it time
To ask
For help
A hand
A drug to calm
To take away this moment
Of caring too much.
Better to numb down
Tick tock
Seconds pass
It too passes
I swallow
And go to that place
Where I am safe
Where I can’t care
A blind spot in my mind
No one reaches
Lock key set
Click click closed.
Piece by piece
A bit more ravaged
Who am I
Who are you
Just another soul
Working her way through
The insanity of life.

She can see beyond
She is the unicorn
She made it this far
The horn will impale
Before it is shorn.
She cannot be rendered
Insignificant
As she is
What she is.
Through a dream
She will emerge
She…

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12 Years A Slave: Why I’m Glad it Won Best Picture


I can’t say enough good things about your blog. It is stellar. I also read the book. It was so intense at times that I had to take breaks to sort through my emotions. Hugs, Barbara

Afroculinaria

12 Years A Slave: Why I’m Glad it Won Best Picture

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   “Joyce is right about history being a nightmare –but it may be the nightmare from which no one can awaken.  People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”  –James Baldwin, “Stranger in the Village.”

If you follow me through social media you know I’m used to visiting plantation landscapes and dressing in the type of clothing enslaved people would wear.  I’ve cooked the enslaved way in many states across the former Confederacy and Border states.  I’ve picked cotton and worked in tobacco fields. I’ve been in rice and sugarcane fields in the Lowcountry and Lower Mississippi Valley dodging teenaged gators and poisonous snakes.  Plantations blind with darkness don’t scare me and I almost take comfort from the spirits that have surrounded me.  I have been in their presence—for real—and the ancestors have been both welcoming…

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The Great Gatsby erasure poem by james w. moore


Very enjoyable!

Silver Birch Press

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THE GREAT GATSBY
CHAPTER 5 ERASURE POEM
by james (w) moore

I was
a house on fire
the peninsula blazing with
thin glints Turning
it was lit
it was wild
all the sound
blew the wires and made the lights go
he winked
toward me
like the World’s Fair,
eyes absent.
to some,
too late.
we take a plunge
all
 
All
 
I said
“I don’t want to put you to
any trouble.”
“I don’t want
to put you to any trouble, you see.”
the day     to-morrow         a moment
with reluctance:
 
We both looked
ragged ended and darker

Copyright james (w) moore, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: james w. moore is a writer of poetry, plays, and short stories. his poetry has appeared in the Found Poetry Review, the Silver Birch Press Noir Erasure Poetry Anthology, the Houston Chronicle and on Vermont Edition. five of his full-length plays…

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City crews tackle neighbourhood blading and spring run-off


Global News

EDMONTON – Edmonton crews began neighbourhood blading Monday morning, but, thanks to recent warm weather, drainage crews are also being put to work.

Several days above zero are causing a fast melt of winter snow.

In some areas, the melt is creating pooling water along roads and sidewalks.

The City says drainage crews are responding to these areas.

Meanwhile, neighbourhood blading began at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

To view the blading schedule, click here.

Residents are asked to move their vehicles off the street whenever possible, but a parking ban is not in place.

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International Women’s Day censorship in Canada


Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Canada is called International Women’s Day Rally 2013 – Vancouver Art Gallery – Friday March 8 – Patriarchy Chant.

By Veronica Strong-Boag in Canada:

Women’s Day blog censored by Canadian Museum for Human Rights, says author

March 10, 2014

Author’s note: This post was commissioned as an IWD blog by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It was initially approved and posted by the Museum on 4 March 2014. It was, however, almost immediately withdrawn as ‘Communications’ at the Museum deemed the one line comment on the current federal Conservative government unacceptable as written. The offer of a substantive footnote and illustrative example from the author brought no reply. ActiveHistory.ca has reposted this time-sensitive contribution here, to which examples of anti-women policies and a footnote have been added.

International Women’s Day on 8th March should be a key date in the human rights calendar. Its place…

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