My Visit to Southbound

Southbound photos of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, professor of political science. 

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I Vowed

I vowed it would be my choice

I vowed it wouldn’t be the same

I vowed I’d follow my gut

I vowed I’d open back up

Before I made their choice

I choose what looked the part

I choose what felt right

I overlooked the red flags

I overlooked the patterns

I overlooked my initial gut feeling

Oh but this time I’ve made vows to myself and I won’t turn back!

Learning to keep my very own promises.

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Feelings

Ella Mae’s Boo’d up lyrics run through my mind from time to time and sometimes I wish I could press rewind!

But this time I can’t so I’ll hit play and sing like it’s nobodies business I must admit my favorite line goes something like this…

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Congrats, They Said

Congrats was something I wasn’t ready to accept.

I didn’t picture this as a congratulatory¬†moment.

It’s not the congrats I wanted.

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