nine of swords (crowley)

almost got trapped
but got saved
by the whole of the law
by discernment of entombed verity
observations of the obvious
excruciations of the truth
how hustlers giving you dust
and liars taking your trust
mindfucking you
while calling you a whore
while lying to your face
while muting your voice in lace
haggish formation of recycled rebukes
trolling ensemble of bitch made brood
demons in an earnestly cacophonous furor
so mote it be on sight then
for there is no outside the truth

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Grace

Trust and belief
realness and joy
a very rare thing to see
a genuine passion for humanity
caring enough to give to all
imaginative
enough to at least try
enough to empathize
sharing that same joy
a grace-filled soul who smiles.

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renewed refreshed heart, or riding mercury retrograde

old clothes and never worn shoes departed
wardrobe swept free and smudged down
lovely pause of mercury retrograde
releasing the past from the now
unfolding spilling dreams into freed space
and open arms

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rush hour flood, or heart storm

i know what
that feels like
moments of distress
abandonment
in a rush hour crowd
that feels like
walking
through mind storms
flooded by sorrow
unspoken
ignoring
voices in the wind
a need to be not seen
well meant but alien
well wishes but unknown
i know this
runs like
water in a creek.

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SEASON TWO 2018-2019

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2019/01/05/adapting-the-interpersonal-reducing-gun-violence-in-black-communities

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2018/12/13/soulful-visions-of-the-speaking-self-ronald-mason

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Before 2019 listen to my latest show!

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Soulful Visions of the Speaking Self – download it right now! My two guests give us humor and rhythm as we chat about pop culture, poetry, and music. Have a listen while you shop those end of year bargains! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2018/12/13/soulful-visions-of-the-speaking-self-ronald-mason

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Merry Christmas!

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Season’s Greetings readers and listeners! Merry Christmas!

I’ll be adding some poetry to my blog over the brief break. More podcasts are coming for 2019, but for now please download my latest podcast here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2018/12/13/soulful-visions-of-the-speaking-self-ronald-mason

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Here’s my first 2018 episode featuring Ronald Mason:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2018/06/22/culture-makers-ronald-mason-and-spoken-word

Also, do check out my talk with Amanda Huron – Carving Out the Commons http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2018/12/05/amanda-huron–carving-out-the-commons

Pick up Amanda’s book here:

https://www.amazon.com/Carving-Out-Commons-Organizing-Cooperatives-ebook/dp/B07B46FS9H/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1544020183&sr=1-1&keywords=amanda+huron

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My first book is still available too: https://mellenpress.com/book/How-Three-Black-Women-Writers-Combined-Spiritual-and-Sensual-Love-Rhetorically-Transcending-the-Boundaries-of-Language-Audre-Lorde-Toni-Morrison-and-Dionne-Brand/7973/

I am currently at work on my second book!

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Safe travels, and hugs/kisses for all my readers and listeners!