Spring Haikus

I’ve been in a weird place these last couple of months. Delirious happiness, bitter heartbreak, and catastrophic rage have all fraternized in this heart of mine lately. Ain’t being a woman grand? The only way I can make sense of the world is with poetry, and the only way I can process my ever-fluid feelings […]

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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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How To Wake Up Mindfully

I’ve always been and will forever be a morning person- the type of morning person who is in the kitchen making rooster noises after 5 hours of sleep. Caffeine-free, hop up out the bed turn my swag on sort of stuff. I even annoy myself from time to time. But what if you haven’t mastered […]

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Birmingham: A Love Story

It was ten summers ago when my father informed me that we were moving to Alabama. I thought I had misheard Louisiana, Canada – Narnia even. Anything but that place. My stomach fell into itself and I pressed my forehead into the passenger’s side window. The South has always been my home but growing up in […]

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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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