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Moving on the Wires: Happy New Year ! + Exceptional Scribble

Happy New Year to you all! I hope 2018 will be a year full of blessings for everyone and thank you for staying with me on this journey!

I’m looking forward to a year filled with magic and to start, next Tuesday at 8pm, I will be on the radio show Exceptional Scribble with Francine Elizabeth Natal (Sage the Poet). The topic will be: “Fiction Poetry with an infusion of Ancient African relics; celebrating culture to promote self-esteem.” You can listen to the show and call in to ask questions here. I hope you are able to join us!

Episode 197, The Exceptional Scribble Show

Theme song for 2018: “Black Girl Magic” (song by Dale Novella and video directed by Briannah Hagger) Enjoy!


Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: My Poetry 4

This is the last day of National Poetry Month and I wanted to share a couple of the poems I wrote for the NaPoWriMo challenge this month:

Prosthetic Conscience

We are the abominations:


And like a bomb in nations

We go off as we enter their spaces


The sight of us

Blowing off their heads

Leaving them in critical



They replace heads

With clouds in metal cages,

Find minds in pages of a man-made

Book wrapped around the bars


Like babbling newborns barely knowing

The universe, let alone the world,

Let alone themselves, they scream smoke

Of fiery fear from their lungs:


“You are the curse of Ham!

You are a witch; you must

Be silenced! You are the fire

and brimstone raining down

on Sodom and Gomorrah!”


We are the aliens in our spaceship

Coming down to see the unbelievable –

Those who never explored

The space around them


Pitying their smallness

The bodies without heads

Who refuse to see the magic

In our eyes.

Tribute to Angela Davis (cinquain)

Girl Black

Explore yourself

Halo hair spout wisdom

With fist rising like a fired


Welcome To My New Blog!

This is Aker, Ms. Futuristically Ancient and I am a Time Traveler!

My name Aker (pronounced Ah-Care) comes from an ancient Egyptian god represented by two lions facing opposite each other with the sun in between. He was know as the god of yesterday and tomorrow as well as the horizon. He also guarded the underworld through which the sun passed through creating the night and when it came out, day would come.

The reason why my blog focuses on putting culture into a historical context has to do with the god Aker, who relates to West African word Sankofa and the Greek god Janus. We did not come from nothing. The past, present and future are all connected and the past has had an influence on the way we are now. By learning the past, we can better situate ourselves within time and better handle our future.

I hope you enjoy the journey with me!