Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Scott Stefan

……………………Save me!” “Else I’ll  sink!”

i never read a love letter

Or a heard a song written in dark ink

to me

that does not require open pockets

me in a rose bed, washing my body

like dishes, stack up  in an overcrowded sink.

I never knew love was scriptures

To kiss every day at the cost of blood shed

“A sinner I am—echoes to the color of rose pink.

……………..Save me!” “Else I’ll sink!”

Forgive me, tonight I’ll read a word

to ‘passion’ and give thanks to the cleansing

cool water: the absence of daddy,

my mother–brave she was,

wore the cool color of rose pink.

Empress Journee










About the author


This bio will be short. I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College. Mother of three and grandmother. I love to read and write poetry.

To those who have been a great support in reading my website and those who just came across this poetry this will be the ending of my poetic journey for now. I hope there will be a new chapter in my life that will be a success and inspired people to be far better in their thoughts, words and deeds. I am working on myself and it’s been hard.... yet I am getting there. When I began my poetry, I felt so deeply inspired. Now when I write I just write (feeling burned out of all that has occurred and is occurring) and I am feeling as if my poetry isn’t moving in the manner that I feel it should because I have not place myself in a position to be active reading my poetry at live venues for my own personal reason. I wanted to thank those who took the time to read my poetry especially my love ones. Thank you for being on the journey with me. Peace and blessings.

Empress Journee