Thursday, July 22, 2010

Apparently Norma Lopez took a shortcut

Norma Lopez's  body was found in a field in Moreno Valley. She took a short cut and she was only 17 years old. I wrote this poem entitled "No Shortcuts" in 2009.

No Shortcuts

Whether if we’re walking, running, or hiding to avoid
a familiar face
We as women cannot duck into alleys
to observe the narrowness of walkways
or the beauty of flower pots that grace
balconies and steps or window panes
Alleys just don’t equate women
Because at the blink of an eye
The strike of a match
or the click of a street light
we can become history
between the pages of local newspapers
and the rings of our cell phones
go unanswered
then they’re checked for the last call dialed.
We don’t have the luxuries of
Shortcuts or saving time
That wasn’t in our contract
Because at the blink of an eye
The strike of a match
or the click of a street light
Our loved ones will look at
their watches and say she
was supposed to be here
And they will never guess the
Unthinkable
because we don’t have the luxuries of
shortcuts or saving time
That wasn’t in our contract
So maybe in another lifetime
We can stroll through alleys during
Sunny afternoons without constantly
looking over our shoulders
or tensing our muscles at the sound
of a stray dog rumbling through trash cans
So maybe in another life time
We don’t have to walk swiftly
Through alleys on sunny afternoons
but stroll with ease and take shortcuts if we want to.

 2009

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Healing Issue( reprint of #6) is going to be "the mother of all issues !"

Hey folks, I've received some great submissions about healing for Yellow Three #6. It's not too late to submit something about healing of any kind, food, herbs, religion, sexual healing (think Marvin Gaye) lol. Have fun ! Email submissions to jackiejoice@yahoo.com in a WORD document or you can copy and paste in the body of the email. Thanks again

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Finally working on the reprint of Yellow Three # 6, the healing issue

The reprint is going to be even better than the first! Can't wait until it's done. If you have something to submit, send it my way for consideration.

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