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Gumbo Soul

Life is similar to gumbo. In it, there is love, death, passion, disappointment, and so many other things. All of what we experience— the people we meet,  the places we go, the things we do— make us who we are. I am the sum of many ingredients, put together to make a colorful and hopefully delightful dish.  Gumbo is similar to life.

from “Gumbo Soul,” my latest book of poetry