I wrote the following peace in 2007 while my high school students watched a Civil Rights film.  It is a celebration of a woman whose aura woos me.

a poem for YK (because there’s something about her aura)

I wrote “If Jesus Were A Smoker, He’d Be My Daddy” after a conversation I was having with a former partner wherein I described to her my father’s smoking a Kool.   She and I were smoking Djarm Black, and as I pulled the smoke and released it through my nose, I thought of him.

If Jesus Were A Smoker, He’d Be My Daddy

Water is inspiring, as it always is.  I wrote this peace in 2011, obviously while visiting Niagara Falls.

While Visiting Niagara Falls

One thought on “Winners of the College Language Association’s Margaret Walker Poetry Prize, 2012

  1. Awww. That was so sweet (If Jesus were a smoker….) ! I can tell you love him very much. I thought that I was a poet earlier today but, here I am reading your beautiful writing and I realize I am not. Lol indeed it is only motivation but , nevertheless I am not a poet. I would love to pick your brain, your thoughts are intricate and unique .

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