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She's Gone

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 6:30 PM

i am a sucker for love stories
stories that speak
to every inch of
i and i

on wednesday, i perused
the bookstore searching
for something to inspire
a depressed student

instead i stumbed upon
Kwame Dawes' magnificant pen

you see, i am drawn
to love stories
set afire in the belly
of the caribbean
full up wit history
and black bodies lovin
themselves and tryin
to make it
in spite of

last night
i stayed up till 4am
wrapped up in
Keshia and Kofi's complications
their arguments, their lovemaking
beloved was here to
share it

[hello all. no, this is not a commercial lol...it's just an offering inspired by a great book. buy it! Akashic Books ]

7 Response to 'She's Gone'

  1. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/shes-gone.html?showComment=1179753000000#c2286209158342924063'> Monday, May 21, 2007 6:10:00 AM

    I hear he is a good writer. Geoffrey philp mentions him on his blog at times. No telling when I will get it though. I have list of books to buy. :)
    Good to see you and I hope all is well. Peace~


  2. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/shes-gone.html?showComment=1179801240000#c8095576550667281567'> Monday, May 21, 2007 7:34:00 PM

    Glad you liked the book.
    Kwame is now in Jamaica with the Calabash Lit Fest.
    I've passed the link on to him.



  3. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/shes-gone.html?showComment=1179805080000#c1534345685339371640'> Monday, May 21, 2007 8:38:00 PM

    did you love it...did you really love it? you know i love it when someone loves a new book. it helps me justify.


  4. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/shes-gone.html?showComment=1179847140000#c5320468004729446908'> Tuesday, May 22, 2007 8:19:00 AM

    Geoffrey: i wish i was there as well! thanks for passing on the link!

    J-i LOVED it...lol. almost as much as "Waiting in Vain" by Colin Channer. i connected to that book...it reminds me so much of beloved & I.


  5. Michelle Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/shes-gone.html?showComment=1180106340000#c3497807612430764471'> Friday, May 25, 2007 8:19:00 AM

    Have you read Colin Channer's Satisfy My Soul? You would enjoy that too. Just added "She's Gone" to my list. I'm a sucker for great love stories too, especially those that happen in real life.


  6. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/shes-gone.html?showComment=1180113900000#c169542956894303314'> Friday, May 25, 2007 10:25:00 AM

    michelle: i've read all of Colin's books (about to start his latest Novella). i LOVE him & i love BLACK love stories. not the little smack 'em up, flip 'em, rub it down stories they slangin now...but REAL love stories with people that look like ME. maybe i should write one. but i'm too critical & my attention span is way too short for a novel (which is why i'm so taken with poetry)...perhaps i'll try my hand at a novella someday.

    thanks for stopping by!


  7. Anonymous Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/shes-gone.html?showComment=1180477740000#c5984014805247384418'> Tuesday, May 29, 2007 3:29:00 PM

    Sounds like something I would like to read...will make sure to pick this up!