Climate

Counting the shakes in the bush, the lovers stand against white railing.

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You

are fresh, wet beads of pomegranate on the table. Candied sheets of want in every slit- every space in the city holds you, your steel and the old tunes. All the coins lying quiet in the empty pool. My love is spitting and ebbing against broad daylight. The greatest, the sum of my evenings, a […]

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 Wonder Woman

for Charleena Lyles There’s a hole where the child was. Great big hole- twinkling embers inside with howling sounds flying between the walls of your chest. Indigo smoke in the shape of the last magnolias is pouring from you. Your eyes meet morning’s hard blues and shallow, melon beams. Those beams are stretching against the […]

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New

Sackcloth becomes skin in these easy years with fat on the bone. I have bled the winter out; acceded to hot, pregnant winds slapping trees and budding puffs of magenta on our part of the street. The old ice is nothing but slop under the fever of June, the old lover just a breath held too […]

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The First Post

Hi there! I’m the Iron Sister. Do you love all things bright, soulful, sentimental and chic? Then we’re already off to a promising start. I’m a 20-something professional in Birmingham, AL seeking uncommon beauty and soul in every day of my life. My perspective is Southern, black and eclectic. I’ll be sharing my thoughts here […]

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