two front teeth

When I first learned language I knew of teeth sinking into upturned knuckles, of blood strung into veins like tripwire. Of mouths pouring into one another to make way for cartilage.   Often, my mother held my hand like a breath. I felt the scratch of my father’s grit-caked nails, a blessing disguised as a half-swollen bruise.   I like to gather torches to light … Continue reading two front teeth

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west new york

down hudson ave charred grits of grilled cheese collect on rusted grates and the plastic grocery bags seem to be as oscillating as the r’s dug into the ridges of our tongues apartment twenty-two wore composition books and heavily accented phonetics and maybe we won’t sluggishly carry milk cartons from the bodega next door up the tarnished stairwells maybe we’ll be haste in stride so … Continue reading west new york

Rihanna Launches New Beauty Line At Sephora

One of the most anticipated moments has finally been set in stone: Rihanna will be launching her very own beauty line, providing a range of products that will accommodate all types of skin and taste. Rihanna will be launching her very own beauty line, providing a range of products that will accommodate all types of skin and taste. Announced last April in a $10 million … Continue reading Rihanna Launches New Beauty Line At Sephora

to be

i am warrior, woman, flesh who swallows rigid afflictions my mother’s stout gaze the trenches of the Pico Duarte   i am instigator, observer, messenger close-lipped within strummed harmonies and flushed cheeks grains of mashed plantains between portly fingers coarse like the english words laden on my mother’s tongue   i am tainted lips of deceit idle in navigation clad in coarse oak wound taut … Continue reading to be