My Love, poetry by Martha Annice Jackson at Spillwords.com
Elena Rabkina

My Love

My Love

written by: Martha Annice Jackson

@ANNICE31245245

 

Those sounds that
haunt your mouth
Please use your
nouns and verbs
is it you or is it me
‘or’ is a conjunction
Make a choice.

Speak in complete
coherent sentences
Pronounce the problem
something said
another person said
something happened
Will we remain as one?
Answer. I asked a question

Creeks do dry up
Even green grass turns
brown and dies. But
the sun is still shining.

Explain the sounds
coming from your mouth.

Martha Annice

Martha Annice

I write stories based on my childhood in Lebanon, Tennessee where I grew up in the African American community as the daughter of the town bootlegger. Growing up in a small southern town was not always easy, but growing up as the child of the bootlegger was even more difficult—and always interesting. What I hope to accomplish in my writing is to preserve this life in small-town Tennessee after the Second World War, especially the lives of the people that I loved in these small towns. This life and these people will be lost if not preserved in stories. I hope to preserve characters, their situations, and their voices in my stories because I do not want them to be lost. I am fairly new to the area of creative writing, but I have studied writing and worked with a mentor at Middle Tennessee State University in the MTSU WRITE program.
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