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she thanked God for all of it…

i make long lists of all the things i’m grateful for

i live quietly and love my small circle of loved ones ferociously

i thank God for all of it

wearing my father’s old military jacket

Adorned with my mother’s old pin,

her mother’s old pin,

And a pin of my own that maybe my daughter will wear on her father’s old jacket one day i smile wide as this beautiful man snaps my picture just before the concert begins

she thanked God for all of it…

Moody & Co.

My brother was born on the day of my birthday party.

Growing up I hated this story.

Laughs

Now I thank God and my parents for the gift of him.

He constantly reminds to be who I am no matter and that I deserve to say what I want and pursue it.

These reminders come in his words and actions.

I am blown away by who he is and who he is becoming.

Thank you big little brother.

Happy Bornday David ✨

Love,

Tiffany

Cloaks

She ran fast and her light shined bright even in the darkest of night

Even in the darkest of night

Cloaked in confidence

Cloaked in confidence

Cloaked in confidence

And bulletproof belief

She stood in the field of forever

The warrior queen at her left

Sister Nature at her right

God in her heart

She pulled all her own triggers so you couldn’t

Blam

Glitter everywhere

Cloaked in confidence

Cloaked in confidence

Cloaked in confidence

Even in the darkest of night

She ran fast and her light shined bright even in the darkest of night

True love

I watched her in the mirror as she combed my hair with care.

She found this style on Pinterest, her drug of choice, and thought it would look good on us.

All the visions.

All the focus.

All the love.


She is what I have been looking for.

How had I not seen this before?

Our eyes met and she smiled and said, “ I am not going anywhere.” as she brushed down our baby hair.

”Good.”I replied thankfully.

I watched her in the mirror as she combed my hair with care.

https://pin.it/kvt74fyzmn3fs

Writer’s Note: Alexa play Tear da Club up. Just kidding- Alexa play Strength, Courage, and Wisdom on repeat please.

Queen of Kwanzaa Amanayea

Woman I miss you around the holidays

I was thinking of that last Christmas

I don’t beat myself up anymore

Now I focus on time spent

Quality over Quantity

But Woman, I am missing you

Slightly out of alignment I cry, then sigh, and release it

Ugggghhhhh

Damn I miss you

You were my tradition

Too cool for Santa you waited on Kwanzaa

I don’t ask to be gifted you anymore it creeps them out and Santa doesn’t give out dead aunties anyway

I know that made you laugh

Woman I miss you

You were from my planet

Damn it

These earthlings and their holidays

Woman I miss you

I feel you reminding me that we are still quite connected

We are connected *smiles

Losing you on this earthly plane forced my soul to grow

Gratitude

But damn right now, human me misses human you

Woman I miss you

Writer’s Note: Amanayea J. Abraham was/is unconditional love. She pulled up for her community in way that was real- in a way that was healing. I hope to tell you more about her one day.

Unconditional love is the salve this holiday and every day. Hold on to what’s real to you, what feels good to you.

All that otha shit can git. *extra southern voice

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-2005-12-26-0512250087-story.html