Musical Selection: Beyonce’|Black Parade

What of little girls who have no heart and no shine?

Readers: This work of fiction has explicit details about pedophilia/familial child rape, abuse, poverty, and neglect. If this is something you think you shouldn’t read, please do not continue.

What of little girls who have no heart and no shine? Who carries the pain for them when breathing isn’t easy…

A Quadrille, 2 Parts

the windy morning
didn’t deter him from
gathering everything necessary
to build their home.
he had all the essentials;
nails, hammer, drill, chainsaw,
lumber, paint, insulation,
and sheetrock.

a craftsman is always prepared.
his home would be
the finest on the block.
no doubt.

a house as supremely
designed as his would
catch the eyes of many.
whoever thought being
an architect would
catapult him into the
world of luxury home
construction — his dream
came true.

that first box of nails
from his past help build
his future.

©2021 Tremaine L. Loadholt

“African Americans remain missing four times longer than White Americans”

I have been watching the HBO docuseries Black and Missing, which follows two sisters-in-law, Natalie and Derrica Wilson, founders of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., as they lend or give voices to the families and friends of missing persons of color. Black and Missing is “the four-part documentary series…

I am Tremaine. I am no one else.

I believe, as human beings, we can be almost anything outside of society’s perfect little boxes for us, but when we’ve ascertained who we actually are, this discovery can be lifesaving. I say this so you are aware, like many LGBTQ living and breathing individuals, I struggled with coming out…

Tre L. Loadholt

I am more than breath & bones. I am nectar in waiting. “You write like a jagged, beautiful dream.” ©Martha Manning •

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