Author Archives: Jacques Fleury

Living Beyond Class

We are living in a time of seemingly impenetrable race and class division. I say “seemingly” because we have seen what may have been perceived to be impossible made possible in that a surplus of minorities have gained social and economic advancement because of pioneers in political and social activism. One such pioneer is Betsy

The Changing Role of Haitian-American Women

Haitian Women, in Haiti, are terribly oppressed, both economically and psychologically. I know this first hand having grown up with five women in Haiti and by often observing their delicate task of navigating in a sea of sharks: the male oppressors who limit them to being subservient and objectified. But, as Bob Dylan sings, “The

Soliloquy to America

“There are two ways of spreading the light, / To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”—Edith Wharton I’d like to shed some “light” on a few things I’ve had on my mind for quite a long time. I am first and foremost a poet. A poet speaks through the mouth of truth


Your supple hands caress my cheeks Like a loving mother Your breath twirls across my eyes and Slowly collapses like a graceful silhouette As the dirge of song birds echoes in the darkness echoes in the darkness echoes in the darkness Then there came a cold chill as a wave of winter dust descended deliberately