POEM: ‘Proxy’.

Making of memories,

Momentary,

Nostalgia in hindsight,

Fractured.

A burning, yearning to re-create,

Smouldered, buried,

As seas separate moments captured.

Picture loved ones,

Close in spirit,

Scattered across Earth’s plane,

But connected,

By trajectories transport inhibits,

Yet bonds remain unaffected.

Displacement runs rife,

To skies from ceilings,

As birthplace does not equal home,

Future, friends, feelings,

Are felt only by proxy, picture, phone.

One day,

Smiles will not expire,

Once annual hugs,

Now carry frequency and laughter,

A full face, fresh space- my attire,

When I no longer require a return-trip after.

 

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#SUITCASESTRUGGLES #2: Language Limits & Barriers

Language Barriers: When the struggle is real.
@LHenrixx #ExpressYourself #Travel #JetLife #Culture #Inspiration

Travel, though the epitome of escapism, can be a feat within itself. Solo travel, though also enjoyable and empowering, can also be an uphill struggle.      Solo travel as a WOMAN can be a molehill and a mountain. Especially within a different town. Or country. Or continent.

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Or one step further, with an accent or a distinct LANGUAGE BARRIER. #TheStruggleIsImminent.

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POEM: ‘Brave’

You go against the grain until you grind into the ground,

While everybody waltzes, you salsa solely to your own sound,

A sound your soul is smitten to,

A rhythm only your aura has written to,

Yet you wear your ‘rare’ with a humility that glares.

While masses tend to consume mess,

And celebrate mediocrity in blissful duress,

In your stride resides a resilience,

Which only resonates with those whose paths will not be paved,

Your most admirable attribute is your ability to be brave.

 

ARTICLE/APPRECIATION: Happy Birthday Super Producer 14KT

Rarely do you encounter an individual who is equally as talented as they are humble, compassionate, goofy and somewhat wholesome (haha!). Today, I bring you an appreciation article on the birthday of someone who I am blessed to have known for years and to have been a loyal fan to:

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y 14KT! (I won’t use your full government name or put your date of birth out on front street… yet. 14KTini shall suffice) *cues 90s Detroit club music* 

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To commemorate the number in his moniker; I was going to share a risky 7 (half of 14 for those that are numerically challenged, including myself) of my favorite, timeless creations made by the underrated, innovative Ypsilanti native himself. But on a glance over the archives, I’ll have to do all 14.  Yes. The full clip. Continue reading “ARTICLE/APPRECIATION: Happy Birthday Super Producer 14KT”

#SUITCASESTRUGGLES #1 : Border Beef

When the allure of travel is bypassed by border control drama!

via Daily Prompt: Deny

So you decide on a destination. This may or may not entail the accompaniment of friends. You submit the vacation form at work- or if you are anything like me, decide that you are going regardless of whether they approve or deny your request as you have more or less pre-planned your resignation.

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FICTION: ‘Interest.’

Interest

SHE…

Had never encountered someone like him. Infectious. Reflective. Brooding. Sharp. Sunny. Warm. Level Headed. Fragmented in parts but collected. He would be one of the few to enter a sacred place that she sheltered from the majority. Continue reading “FICTION: ‘Interest.’”