Poetry Challenge Day 13: Calypso Sunnyday

The sun dances upon her skin,

engulfing her in a caress more passionate than any of her lovers,

a heated breeze

swirls around her,

she dances with the steel drum.

Her joy is apparent

to all who witness her worship.

A crowd gazes at her,

yet she hides in plain sight.

A calypso Queen-

the sun is her crown.

        Created at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens by Isaiah Zagar

        Created at Philadelphia’s Magic Garden by Isaiah Zagar

My “Church Hat” Wall

I love hats and wanted to highlight these four. As a African-American Christian woman I love the church hat tradition my elder women carry on. Because I believe that all I do is an act of worship and that God’s temple lies inside of me all my hats are “church hats”, because church is wherever I go to glory God-work, dancing with friends or Sunday morning worship. I plan on building a hat collection that will rival Civil and Women’s Right’s Activist Dr. Dorothy Height!

Light Straw Hat-Housing Works Thrift Shop & Dark Brown Hat-Old Navy, Ghetto Jesus & Mary Collage created by me but inspired by cards created by Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice in the South Bronx

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Poetry Challenge Day 2: Cathedrals, Storefronts & Tabernacles

Sunday in Harlem. The streets are full as we bustle to get to temples built by man. Pimps hustle a gospel of greed and sacrifice(to their dreams). Prophets preaching truth and justice go unheeded and unhonored by the masses. A cathedral is built by money, a storefront is built by courage and a tabernacle is built by the hammering of silence- this tabernacle is your inner spirit and you are its’ only architect.