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labelLiterary Arts Showcase todayJanuary 16, 2022

Recounting Elsa

Yuh know dat fren Dat say dem passin rong To shout yuh fuh a few minutes, But den when she come, She got bout 5 udduh frens wid she An’ dem does stan’ fuh de whole blasted day, An’ because yuh didn’ expeck nuh more Dan a “Hello, how yuh? [...]

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labelLiterary Arts Showcase todayJanuary 16, 2022

So-Shall Dis-Stance

So-shall Dis-stance Mek I-so-late. You-so-late. We so late To shut down. Lock down. Stop from round At people house. We so late To be home bound. We so late To plant de ground. To be concerned Food supplies gine go down. Dis state we in Could last real long. Too [...]

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labelLiterary Arts Showcase todayJanuary 16, 2022

We Stick Up At Home

Lock up in we yard An tings real hard. Cyah guh out in de street Man tings real bleak. We stick up at home. De rum shop shut -Yuh might lose yuh rum gut- Cyah guh out on de block Cause we might get caught. Dominoes wid de men Come [...]

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labelLiterary Arts Showcase todayJanuary 16, 2022

Spectre

How has 2021 been for me? The answer lies predominantly in what it has no longer been, which requires some historical context. Loneliness is a defining feature of the human experience. We were pulled into this world, into a skin that separates us, and, likewise, will be tugged from it. [...]

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labelLiterary Arts Showcase todayJanuary 16, 2022

Garden State of Mind

Garden State of Mind Infestation Mosaic mycelia coil, assuming a soursop tree shape. They coat its fruits' spines. Also fenced in with disease, Mangifera’s offerings are false. Ripening before you could call them mangoes, they shrivel to unclasp and fall. The aborted, each a failed family tree, draw money flies [...]

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labelLiterary Arts Showcase todayJanuary 16, 2022

THE RENTAL

PRELUDE: Stanton stood calmly at the zebra crossing, mildly distracted by earlier events of the morning… There was really no need for Nicole to carry on and on about the prolonged domino session with the boys. The losses and wins were coming so fast and steadily with all de exciting [...]

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