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Plum

It’s July 24th again so I’m sharing another ode to my mother. Enjoy!

Your lips were always adorned with
Layers of dark jewel tones
From the rosiest to the vampiest of reds
And my favorite
The most vivid purples
You could select the perfect plum
To grace your face

It’s a trait that we’ve emulated
Since the days that you let us play
In your makeup room
Picking the shade of plum
As you would the perfect fruit.

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Calculations

This is another short one, which is all I’ve been writing lately, but I can see myself expanding it at a later date. Enjoy!

You discover
That you are one
Of two out of 134
You don’t run numbers
but you do know
That John 1:16
So your heart fills
And you feel
Grateful for favor

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Double Posts

While working to get a new post up, I’m posting from my phone and there seems to be a problem. Possibly because I haven’t updated the app. Due to some snafu with the site, several posts that should have previously appeared were published today. Some of them appear twice. Please disregard them if you’ve previously read them. If they’re new to you, enjoy.

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Who Said It Was Simple-Audre Lorde

There are so many roots to the tree of anger
that sometimes the branches shatter
before they bear.
Sitting in Nedicks
the women rally before they march
discussing the problematic girls
they hire to make them free.
An almost white counterman passes
a waiting brother to serve them first
and the ladies neither notice nor reject
the slighter pleasures of their slavery.
But I who am bound by my mirror
as well as my bed
see causes in colour
as well as sex
and sit here wondering
which me will survive
all these liberations.
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The Bait-John Donne


Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks.
There will the river whispering run
Warm’d by thy eyes, more than the sun;
And there the ‘enamour’d fish will stay,
Begging themselves they may betray.
When thou wilt swim in that live bath,
Each fish, which every channel hath,
Will amorously to thee swim,
Gladder to catch thee, than thou him.
If thou, to be so seen, be’st loth,
By sun or moon, thou dark’nest both,
And if myself have leave to see,
I need not their light having thee.
Let others freeze with angling reeds,
And cut their legs with shells and weeds,
Or treacherously poor fish beset,
With strangling snare, or windowy net.
Let coarse bold hands from slimy nest
The bedded fish in banks out-wrest;
Or curious traitors, sleeve-silk flies,
Bewitch poor fishes’ wand’ring eyes.
For thee, thou need’st no such deceit,
For thou thyself art thine own bait:
That fish, that is not catch’d thereby,
Alas, is wiser far than I.
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Lipstick and Legs

Leaving traces behind as I coat your copper coated skin

Bracing myself for the aftermath of afternoons spent
Drenched in sweat, covered in love marks, looks of love faces, and satiated by sheet covered memories
All conjured by shaking legs on the side of the bed and hints of mented’s Foxy Brown Matte
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Who Said It Was Simple-Audre Lorde

There are so many roots to the tree of anger
that sometimes the branches shatter
before they bear.
Sitting in Nedicks
the women rally before they march
discussing the problematic girls
they hire to make them free.
An almost white counterman passes
a waiting brother to serve them first
and the ladies neither notice nor reject
the slighter pleasures of their slavery.
But I who am bound by my mirror
as well as my bed
see causes in colour
as well as sex
and sit here wondering
which me will survive
all these liberations.
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Long, too long America- Walt Whitman

Long, too long America,
Traveling roads all even and peaceful you learn’d from joys and prosperity only,
But now, ah now, to learn from crises of anguish, advancing, grappling with direst fate and recoiling not,
And now to conceive and show to the world what your children en-masse really are,
(For who except myself has yet conceiv’d what your children en-masse really are?)
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new release. adjacent: a building 402 novella.

One of my favorite authors has a new release this week and while I’ve already read and fell in love with this novella, I thought I’d be selfish to keep it to myself. If you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can read it for free. This is a novella and it’s a romance so if you’re not a fan of either then please feel free to skip this.

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In case you missed it yesterday, Adjacent: A Building 402 Novella is now available on Amazon!

Eve and A.J. were SUPER fun to write. So I hope you have just as much fun reading all about them and Building 402! ❤

Purchase Here


He’s the last guy she should be checking for.
Arrogant.
Sexy.
A Certified F*ckboy.

She’s the only girl he can’t seem to get off of his mind.
Ambitious.
Attractive.
Adjacent.

The proximity of them being neighbors certainly doesn’t help either of their causes. And when one side is ready to pursue their curiosity about the person next door, it quickly becomes clear that anything goes in Building 402…

Note: While this book tells a complete story, it is a novella meaning it is shorter in length by design. If you prefer your stories longer, I’d recommend checking out another Alexandra Warren project. 🙂

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