Life As An Art Form

Quips & Commentaries in Prose and Poetry

Why We Must Write

Avril Somerville (SomerEmpress)

What good is your pen, they ask dem just words on a page, you know markings on a sheet indication that maybe you have too much time on your hands maybe… I tell them there’s power in this here pen what I’m doing is making war on this here page and sometimes love too

Dance Woman, Dance

Avril Somerville (SomerEmpress)

Loving Saturday mornings when there’s coffee and sun showers filtering through old windows when it’s clean when there’s flow when I’m writing while the house is still, quiet. When age-old griots inspire and new-age poets remember we share our tales and stories make them tall and personal women writing remembering sharing flowing my ancestors dance inside me beckon me …

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In the meantime, I’ve been…. Writing But, of course! Watching My babies grow. Enjoying Summer. Investing In…. Loving him. “He loves me…. he’s special…. ly different” In the meantime I’ve been Working On a masterpiece– “Thinking of a master plan/’cuz ain’t nuthin’ but sweat inside my hand” I’ve been Affected No doubt Inspired By Little, but …

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