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“Shug like honey. And now I’s just like a bee.” Celie, The Color Purple And so it is for me and poetry, inseparable from a time before my comprehension. I can’t tell you the precise time, minute or second in which words intertwined their potent web around me or when concept of prose and rhyme married, blending within it the very core of me. What can I say? Poetry is like air to my lungs, lyrics to a hot beat and within its textures and hues; I create the motley of my life, experiences, observations, and a mix of reality, fantasy and possibility. I believe one of the most powerful legacies we as human beings leave behind when we are no longer, will be our words. Their power can provide strength, inspiration and love. A legacy as described makes one richer than all the millionaires combined. The Ebony Kryptonite’s inception comes from a myriad of variables. My love for unique, soulful prose of the likes of Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Rita Dove, Zora Neale Hurston and music certainly has paved my way. Within these pages are the heart of a poetess, a woman, a mother, a friend, a lover, a sister and a daughter. Without any of the preceding factors I could not have composed this collection. For a long time, words were buried inside my head, afraid to give life. Little did I know at the time, but have come to embrace as the barest of truth, as everything comes to light. Whatever tries to bind you in this world has just as much power to free you!

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