Poetry isn’t easy to write — especially poetry that has the ability to capture all of life’s beauty, bitterness, and all that lies in between, within, and with out, I think poetry is one of the ways fiction writers can polish our prose.
Yecheilyah (e-See-li-yah, affectionately called EC) is an Author, Blogger, and Poet and lives in Marietta, GA with her wonderful husband. She has been writing poetry since she was twelve (12) years old and joined the UMOJA 23 years old Yecheilyah published her first collection of poetry and in 2014 founded Literary Korner Publishing and the PBS Blog where she enjoys helping other authors through her blog interviews and reviews. The PBS Blog has been name among Reedsy’s best book review of 2017 and 2018 and has helped many authors in their writing journey. I Am Soul is her fourth collection of Poetry.
She has heard for too long now
that her pores breathe the colour of slave ships,
That chains has been in her smiles,
That her skin shines like a beacon on shame
Sprinkled across Mississippi cotton fields.
Sometimes her beauty sticks out
Like the moon…
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