California Clouds

California Clouds

On a windy day in Californiathe horizon turned dark blue and purpleand clouds loomed over the hills—suddenly the heavens openedpouring down God’s torrent will.*©Yakira Shimoni FulksJune 30, 2020 | OC, CaliforniaCrystalline California | Crystalline...
Spring

Spring

In the winter of my lifeI longed for spring to startto thaw the frozen tundrainside my aching heart—to weave a bed of flowersto bring fresh seeds to bloomto melt away the paindeep inside my womb. In the winter of my lifeI longed for spring to cometo feel the joy and...
Woke Up This Morning

Woke Up This Morning

Woke up this morning wanting a manto love and to care and to give all he canto tell me I am the star on his crownhis devotion to me will not waver nor drown. Woke up this morning wishing I wascuddled with passion my body reposedin arms of beau nuzzled and strokedthis...
Sunlight

Sunlight

Sunlight in my windowsunlight in my heartsunlight in small crevicesunlight in the dark. *©Yakira Shimoni FulksApril 13, 2020 | OC, CaliforniaEndless Sunny days | Sunny Days
And Then There Comes a Time

And Then There Comes a Time

And then there comes a timeinevitably when all thingsone holds deardieand so it iswith all the daysthat come and golike pearls on a stringrolling offtoo fast to catchturning today into faded memoriesinto yester year yearnings —filling the nights withsilent sighs a...
THE NIGHT BEFORE DOOM’S DAY

THE NIGHT BEFORE DOOM’S DAY

This is the first video in the timely spoken-word poetry trilogy by Yakira Shimoni Fulks which capture the impact of Covid19. Her chilling account of the lock-down plays like a thriller. “I sat on the edge of my seat as I listened intently to every word spoken along...