Catherine C. Taylor is Muslim-Puerto Rican journalist with a vision to bring community awareness through storytelling. She is a Rutgers-Newark Graduate with a BA in Journalism and International Affairs.
Sometimes I am yours, sometimes I belong to the wind. Sometimes I close my eyes, just to become blind. If I was a poet I will rhyme your name
Navigating death as a way to escape life. Only to find strife in the idea that cuts like a knife, my conflicted soul. A slash that ran across my chest as my arms lift
It’s said that black is dark and evil It’s said that black is cosmical, deceitful and illegal It’s said that black is marked by anger or resentment, hostility and indifference
I call all of my poems midnight inspirations, because I write them during sleepless nights. None of my poems have titles, I believe once you entitle a piece it is contained in a box where no changes can be made.
From where I stand
From where I stand, “La Cordillera Central” and the Empire State stand side by side. I am the seed with the hope of greatness that struggles to be in when everyone saw me out.
Into the land
I don’t know fancy flowing words nor like to pretend to know much. I don’t speak with eloquence or with words of old English.