An Option to Run

An Option to Run
I am always looking
for an escape route
today as butterflies
dance across my stomach
I have to fight
not to give into fear.
Reading my hearts words
tattooed on my tongue
should be easy……

(c) Kiana Davis

The 4th of July


The 4th

Every year on the 4th of July, I feel conflicted about Independence Day and what was going on for African Americans at the time of the signing.   Many people on FaceBook were voices their opinions about the day and sharing why they celebrate the day and  why they don’t.   I decided to write a poem to express my feelings.