i used to love h.e.r. [again].

by emory douglas. (1969)



i haven't written anything in awhile.
& its beginning to hurt.
i'm feeling heavy,
almost constipated with words.
but on the other hand,
i guess the silence between the pen
and the page is the equivalent
of listening.
i never spoke when i had
nothing to say,
only quietly observed...
growing stronger,
waiting patiently until
my mind refills with

i just devoured this octavia butler novel.
one of my fave authors in the world.....

she is like a muse,
fulfillment for the empty mind,
she is like fuel.

so thankful for the mind & the gift
of the writer.


soul train honors Queen Anita Baker :)
♥ ♥ ♥


love of my life.

intelligent muzik book list.

by wise intelligent of the poor righteous teachers.

1. The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
2. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
3. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
4. The New World Order by Ralph Epperson
5. Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment by James H. Jones
6. The Miseducation of the Black Child by Nathan Hare & Julia Hare
7. The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
8. 40 Million Dollar Slaves by William C. Rhodes
by Kwame Agyei & Akua Nson Akoto
9. Weapons Of Mass Deception by Sheldon Rampton & John Stauber
10. Blueprint for Black Power by Amos N. Wilson

for more - peep twitter page: @wiseintelligent

be gone, wannabe. be gone.

"if you are to fall in love,
then where should you stand
to begin with?

& when the falling's done,
how bad should you plan
to get injured?

& if you land on your feet,
do it count as a fall or a jump?

& do it feel like a fall
when the hands that pushed you
are holding you up? "

-mos def,


muse. (s)

you put me
in a good place.
i see
Him in
your eyes.

you are like the Moon,
reflecting His light

when the Sun is too powerful
to be contained in naked eyes.

i thank you for
your warmth,
your peace.

your shine.