why write?

I have to write what I hear in my head, what I dream in my sleep, what my bones ache to express.

My poems tell stories of strength, love, regret, disobedience, loss, hope, redemption, and whatever whispers to you.

—Cindy B. Stevens

Books Available

My first collection of poetry, Naked, is available for $12.00 at http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/product/naked-cindy-stevens/


For local readers, books are also available at:

Purple Crow Books in Hillsborough, NC

The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC



24 June 2020

what shall we call it?

I’m working on this piece, “what shall we call it?”; still needs a lot of work, but here’s the first stanza:

I have to do laundry today

my baskets full of disease

I don’t have to wield
my gun
my nightstick
tear gas
handcuffs
when my badge
buttons
even the threads in my uniform

clothe me

a weapon

© 7 June 2020
Cindy B. Stevens


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