Dear Great Spirit,
I don’t take it lightly this thing called living.
So many I know are not happy.
So many suffer from the slightest offense.
Looking at the memories
I’m Truly thankful to be alive.
Thankful for this voice.
Thankful for once more day.
Thankful for the visions to come
I’m not done & not dead yet books in the making..
(poetry open mic Photo by Asadah Kirkland Chicago Visionary Soulful Bookfair)