Because memory-knowledge of those that have been and continue to be structurally marginalized, is often contested, Baszile adds to the canon of literature that contends that even through the eyes of girl-children, the world is but a complicated place and children can see through those complications.
You are writing this letter to your younger self, hoping that he could have been less stubborn. You thought your stubbornness was the best quality about yourself. How you must … Continue reading On Love, Grief, Poverty and Pain, Or a Letter to My Younger Self
You need no one’s permission to want to stop living. Even for a small second. You’re allowed to let go.
and when you hold your new lover, when your breaths become the same, your heartbeats in sync like a lyric, and the you feel. your old love oozing. out … Continue reading make him wonder.
When I was a little boy, when I still dreamt of being a lawyer like many of my peers at that age, my inquisitiveness bothered my mother. “Mama,” I … Continue reading The Purposes of Writing from a Lonely Place
Maybe I will seek your sunsets. Maybe I will hide ‘neath your air– Your dazzling, peaceful and assuring air. The smoothness of your voice, The assurance of your eyes, The … Continue reading A Soothing Song & a Cliche