Orange Moon

"Chipmonk" cheeks
and a shy pretty smile
a bit chubby at 9
loving spirit
intellectually curious
asking oh so many questions
pondering as she sits and
watches the sunrise early
on the back steps
as the sun eases it's way
across the yard...
other times laughting
with those pretty dimples
light shining, not knowing
her brightness like that
orange moon Badu sung about
repelled and hardened
him against his own flesh and blood
prefering only slim earnest and
easy pickings that validate the ego
cause he feels oh so misunderstood
between intoxiction and sweet sobriety
seeking the one instead who absorbs
only his words and his alone
quickly like a sponge so grounded deeply
into subconsciousness
turning off that other's light
justifying motive, existence and self-absorption
singular, never plural
as the undisputed gospel
illusions that hold and eclipses her light
tragically and feverently to this day.

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It’s here…Moon Rising in Capricorn

Cover art, “Moon Rising in Capricorn” 2019, collage on paper by Yours Truly
"And by the way,
everything in life is writable
about if you have the outgoing guts
to do it, and the imagination to improvise.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

-Sylvia Plath

My first chapbook of poetry of which some has already been featured on this blog is now printed. Moon Rising in Capricorn is a collection of poetry and prose by Yours Truly that explores a “Karmic Soul Connection” between two people who met early in life where a fire was lit for a more intense connection later in adulthood. This encounter unveiled an awakening about joy, unconditional love, and the power of art as a healing medium.

There are 22 original poems that were written between March 2018 and September 2019. The poetry chronicles the contemporary relationship with a sense of reclamation of personal power in the end.

I never set out to write this chapbook…the idea actually didn’t take hold until July of this year when I discovered the number of poems I had written during the time period. I started floating the idea in my head and sharing with a few other close friends about actually putting a chapbook together.

The beauty of the process was that I gained the courage to try another creative medium to express an intriguing story and realize a dream of actually composing a book of poetry that I have had for as long as I could remember. It took a lot of courage, strength and support to make this happen and I am very proud of the final product.

This poetry book at this time is only available on a very limited edition basis and will largely be shared via select open mics, private readings and a few on this blog. The purpose of sharing this is to inspire others that you too can realize a creative dream, no matter how big or small and that there is an important lesson in every situation which can be the muse for creating a work of art for healing and self expression.