Marvelina Chapter One Part Two

Marvelina shuddered at the thought of becoming a ghost slave. Her mother had told her that Shavana was a witch, and her army of ghost slaves hated Aristocrats because they couldn’t stand the light of their souls. But Marvelina still wanted to get beyond Outer Wall.

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Marvelina Chapter One Part One

She heard her husband’s grating laugh from within as the back window rolled down. His hand reached out from the interior and grasped at the sheer silk of her dress. He tore it away, stripping her down to her lingerie. She dropped her book and reached down to pick it up. Her breasts broke free from the top of her low push-up bra cups as she looked up to see her frilly white dress fluttering in his grasp. The limousine sped off, spewing exhaust in its sudden hurry….

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He Said She Said We Said

 I’ve been performing this poem for more than a decade…but it seems timely…

The gig at the Five Forks branch of the Greenville Public Library, back in April 2019, was sponsored by the library. They reached out to the Greenville Jazz Collective to provide a program of jazz and poetry, so then the GJC reached out to me for the poetry. I would still like to work on an arrangement for this piece, especially including some percussion, and then record it…

Repetition in Performance

“Repetition” is a poem I’ve been working on for a little while. This is a freestyle version with Shannon Hoover on bass and Matt Dingledine on guitar. The gig at the Five Forks branch of the Greenville Public Library, back in April 2019, was sponsored by the library. They reached out to the Greenville Jazz Collective to provide a program of jazz and poetry, so then the GJC reached out to me for the poetry. I would still like to work on an arrangement for this piece, especially including some percussion, and then record it…