The Caged Bird Caterwauls – A Pantoum – Irma Do

I know why the caged bird sings Sour sweet melodies of human maladies Vibrating out into the fractured world There is no accompanying harmony Sour sweet melodies of human maladies Poetic squawks implored yet ignored by broken ears There is no accompanying harmony When the free birds don’t want change Poetic squawks implored yet ignored by broken … Continue reading The Caged Bird Caterwauls – A Pantoum – Irma Do

Toni in the Room with the Yellow Wallpaper – Irma Do

Her voice bounced off the yellow wallpaper, Reverberating with strength and wisdom, Uplifting the mahogany tones In the old-fashioned design. She refused to allow the surround to distract her, Refused to explain her powerful gift. She rose above inert ideas Owning her freed self. Toni Morrison died in August of 2019, leaving behind an unapologetic … Continue reading Toni in the Room with the Yellow Wallpaper – Irma Do

The Caged Bird Caterwauls – A Pantoum – Irma Do

I know why the caged bird sings Sour sweet melodies of human maladies Vibrating out into the fractured world There is no accompanying harmony Sour sweet melodies of human maladies Poetic squawks implored yet ignored by broken ears There is no accompanying harmony When the free birds don’t want change Poetic squawks implored yet ignored by broken … Continue reading The Caged Bird Caterwauls – A Pantoum – Irma Do

Toni in the Room with the Yellow Wallpaper – Irma Do

Her voice bounced off the yellow wallpaper, Reverberating with strength and wisdom, Uplifting the mahogany tones In the old-fashioned design. She refused to allow the surround to distract her, Refused to explain her powerful gift. She rose above inert ideas Owning her freed self. Toni Morrison died this past Monday, leaving behind an unapologetic legacy of … Continue reading Toni in the Room with the Yellow Wallpaper – Irma Do