RIP King Basquiat

“Artistry withstands the times long after the artist cannot.”

—Sincerely, Tyra

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RIP King Basquiat

#InternationalSelfCareDay

During last week’s Career Day discussions, some my students asked our professional guests whether or not they bring work home. There was a time when I would have said yes.

For example, I could be having the craziest day at work. Somebody else could be working on being messy while everyone else is doing the actual work. Trust, that mess will not come home with me anymore. Recently, I made a commitment to myself to not bring work home anymore or let stressful energy follow me home.

At three years old, My Joy (my daughter) constantly reminds me “ain’t nobody got time for that.” Quite honestly, she has an energy that makes me forget about the negativity (or on some days, an overwhelming amount of work) anyway.

So right now we are over here on my couch watching sign language videos and she is having a ball.

Thankful for work-life balance.

–Sincerely, Tyra

#InternationalSelfCareDay

#Focused

“The writers will get it.” -Sincerely, Tyra

#sorrynotsorry #focus

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“7 Post-Breakup Reminders”

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Never let anyone make you forget what you want for yourself.

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Remember to devote time to your passion.

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Sometimes I need healing, too.

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God stored an entire universe in my womb.

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And screenshot all my gifts + everything I lack.

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To create My Joy, the perfect peace who is watching my every move.

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So refuse to let her see your tears for him.
“7 Post-Breakup Reminders”

“7 Things I Do When I’m Sad”

Read one new poem every day.
Write down all your dreams; turn them into goals.
Listen to the music you won’t mind humming later.
Dance away any tension or frustration; your hips are your friends.
Continue moving forward without leaving your conscience behind.
Begin every day as if you know it will end too soon.
Recite longer, more sincere notes of gratitude.

-Sincerely,

Tyra

“7 Things I Do When I’m Sad”

Black Goddess

Creatively
faithfully,
redemptively,
and frequently
I find myself
stepping outside
of myself
to assess the damage.
Because I
make mistakes
consequently as
I can be more human
than godly some days.

I find myself
journeying back to
mirrors in search
of how to recreate my past.
Times like these come in lulls
and with weight tugging
them downward.
Freefall, plummet
from the flat of the earth
because I am a universe all by
myself. More god-like
than ever and
unlikely to be
conquered.

–an excerpt from my latest project, entitled “Soul Fed.”

For more of my poems, search for “A Smothered Scripture” on Amazon.

Black Goddess