What is a body?

Red Girl, Glittering World

What does it mean to inhabit this skin?

To the blue eyed beast

I am sin


To the “other”

MY other, red folx

I am the female rain in the desert

I am the gentle hummingbird levitating

I am the squash blossom blooming

I am the love of two Diné people

That met in phoenix

Returned north

And settled with a daughter and son


I am a red girl

Of the red house clan

Weeping from all the reaping

Of controlled colored bodies


Weeping for the raped bodies

Of our mothers, sisters, aunts, brothers, dads, uncles…

Weeping for the murdered bodies

Of our mothers, sisters, aunts, brothers, dads, uncles…

Weeping for the violence of all the colored bodies


Shipped from the coasts

of Africa to the so called

“new world”

That have perished in the slave castles

That have hid from Custer

Dwindled from dehydration

in the Sonoran desert

That have walked hundreds of miles

to Fort Sumner

And the thousands of Indigenous women

Still missing on Turtle Island


Fear from a body,

Where violence is the easiest agenda

To profit and control

“But that’s in the past”

They say


Policies, laws, limits

All fancy words for rules

For control

For entities to profit


In 100 years, we will read

About racist policies, laws,

a broken justice system

And say

“But that was in the past”


However, there will always be

New forms of controlled bodies

For profit

If we keep turning a blind eye


Apolitical for what?


To buy shit we don’t need

To drive to a job we hate everyday

To be disconnected from the land

To be separated from our loved ones

To be passive

To be reactive would be radioactive


But what do I know?

I’m just a red girl

Truth seeking

In this glittering world


-Amber M 

♥Erykah Badu- Telephone♥

Me and my tea

How tea makes me feel, glowy and tough

It’s just me and my tea

Extra company, not misery

Formulates an herbal blend

Most times it will extend

And pause a quiet moment


Present, once again

I remember where I am



Oh, hi


My friend


Makes me sing


Stay awhile

Navajo Tea



Your nature compels

And expels


With your herbal remedies

A kaleidoscope mist

Hovers my cup


Sweet, aromatic, flowers

Splashes of fruit

Encapsulates my taste buds

Then course through my blood


It’s just me

 and my tea

Enjoying each other’s company


♥Velvet Underground- Sunday Morning♥