Last Month March 17, 2017; I had the opportunity to have a book signing at SO & SO Book Store. The Event featured my third publication "Ghost Load" this collection of poetry has it all. Before poetry month comes to an end, I would like to share another excerpt from this remarkable collection of poetry. This collection is varied and will take a reader on a journey of thoughts and emotion. "Why I Write" is a poem that best describes this collection of poetry.
Why I Write
to feel my breath
hold hands with my heartbeat.
to finger my thoughts
through the lettering defining
the meaning of my deepest
writing to piece together the
depictions of stories that
until I uncovered the filth
to get closer to God.
Often when I speak
it’s not loud enough
I’m reaching for the depth in my soul
my reflective mirror to
Mother Nature’s scenery.
To insert hope into the layers of the universe,
Causing hatred and injustices to dissipate,
when faced with the organization of my words.
Because real women write!
Vulnerable to the blank slate
saying all that pains me
all I fear and finding space for love
in the slightest margin.
keeping my voice alive
Recoding the spaces
to strip the covers off of the truth
those seem to hit the hearts core.
so my son can remember the soul of his momma
giving him a blueprint to hidden messages
to remind myself of what it feels like to bleed
to remain a wrinkle in a ripple between lines
to refocus, center and calm the storm
I write, I write, I write
as a dedication to change.
©2017 Naima Yetunde Ince.