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Letting Go

Letting Go is being able to embrace your realities and be entirely present in the moment with them, meanwhile understanding that you are not the sum total of those experiences. I’ve likened it to the use of a pencil to write, so in holding a pencil to write with it, you have to properly grip […]

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Ampersands: a gray area

I feel like the reason most people need to know whether you are a man or a woman is to know how to treat you..which biases to employ. The people that have seen me have felt me with their hearts – and used the eyes that aren’t on their face. I think from those eyes, perhaps everything looks gray, because you can always feel the tension between multiple perspectives of the same truth.

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In my green

I am extremely grateful for the growth I’ve experienced in the last few months. It has made me more courageous and also more resilient. Best of all, I have become clearer and clearer about my intentions and desires, shaped in knowledge of self. Carnival is always a milestone for me, particularly J’ouvert. It is a […]

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Growth is embarrassing

Think of losing your front tooth at age 6 or so, and having to go to school the next day with a big gap in your smile, with the other children laughing at you. Your new and permanent tooth will replace it soon but in that moment, you either wish to stop going to school […]

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Free de Natty!

I freed the nipple! Now I’ve freed the natty! I’m looking forward to the release of more of the prisoners locked up in my mind!

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Little Bird

“You’ve changed little bird.” – Sandor Clegane
“Without Little Finger and Ramsey and all the rest, I would have stayed a little bird all my life.” – Sansa Stark
– Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4

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Evaluation Poetry

The Boxer

11th round, and body swole inside, 12th approaching, it’s a fight for pride. Whether coach or trainer, manager or supporter, the boxer enters alone. Sweat underarm, breathing out psalms..’tuck left..jab right’..’duck..fight’ shoulders weak but don’t drop ‘em tired spirit but don’t give in take the pain to the body this round is mine only me […]

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Sunly

I must give up the pride of showing you what you’ve missed out. I show up everyday just to show you in every way, this is what you’ve said no to. You turned aside and didn’t see how lovely, my bright blues could haunt you. If you’d only have looked at me for just one […]

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Mad at myself

Mad at myself for letting the moment pass and every moment that ever was that was not because I did not own my space and claim the moment before it passed and not afterwards. – janberry.30Nov2018.midnight.. ..yet another moment in time. in my head plays::: My Way (Remix) – Fetty Wap ft Drake

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On handling death

..death is like..
small talk..
when I have big concerns.
Am I really just a wake?
In the passing of a life?
Like a tide..
That you just can’t get…over.

– janberry