So, I neither won nor placed in the competition. At first, I was rather disappointed and stumped.
But when I got home, I noticed a quote from a book I'm currently reading by a prominent American pastor, TD Jakes (see blog entry title). It made me feel better. A lot of persons who read my poems are not sure what I mean in my poems. This is not a bad thing to me. It just means that my poems have layers. That is a part of my brand. And I am proud of that part. I embrace my brand and I wish the winners of the competition all the best.
Not Out Jaquanda....cleaaaaaaarrrrrr.