Writing

Much of my training at Florida International University was focused on advertising copywriting. In my keystone class I wrote for Florida State Representative Marcelo Lorente’s political campaign for mayor of Miami-Dade County. I have written professionally at Fusion Creative Marketing in Valdosta, Georgia for many clients including Chancy Drugs, Allen and Graham, Inc, and U.S. Press.

The Neighborhood

admin : December 27, 2012 6:55 pm : Writing

Black heels and patterned tights trod down sidewalks cracked and bent. A bark is followed by a mid-sip scold, “Dafney Behave!”. The air smells of yeast rolls, pine and barbeque chicken. A train whistles twice, then a church bell rings. I cross a creek, then an intersection and eavesdrop on two men walking behind me, “…times are tough…position moved to Florida”. Two bouncy heads covered in braids and balls run circles in the road. White sneakers creak on the peeling paint of the old wooden porch. Sitting in tattered wicker the Waffle House waitress stops me and says,“Honey, you must wake up every mornin’ and thank the Lord!” Sneakers rush politely as possible down concrete steps into a yard of needles, then pavement. Pass the Methodist, Baptist, Christian Scientist and Episcopalian churches. In the distance I see a bandanna and barefoot shoes. He holds the handlebars of his one true love. Never my hand. Laces tied I pound on. 

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Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

admin : April 13, 2012 3:00 am : Writing

(Grad School App)

Don’t Just Build. Uplift.

Everyone can use a little home improvement. But did you know your renovation can renew a family’s hope and raise them out of poverty? When you shop or donate to the ReStore you give Habitat for Humanity the tools to make a difference.

 

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Kinos Sandals

admin : April 13, 2012 2:58 am : Writing

(Grad School App)

Certain people are iconic to the Key West… such as writer, Ernest Hemmingway and Sandalero, Roberto “Kino” Lopez. And while you can buy “For Whom the Bell Tolls” at any decent bookstore, you can only find shoes in the original leather style and handmade tradition from Kino Sandals’ factory in the Southernmost City.

Relax, You don’t have to cross the seven mile bridge to experience a piece of the Conch Republic. Order your Kino’s online and have them delivered to your door!

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12 Word or Less Love Letter

admin : April 3, 2012 3:59 am : Writing

What happened to our rain checks? The storm clears when tears dry.

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Sixteen’s Crash

admin : March 19, 2012 4:21 am : Writing

Tires run a joyous path
On the bright freedom highway
Listening to a friend’s laugh
The perfect Independence Day

Basked in the wonders of mobility
As a foot pedal tears me away fast
From second thoughts on my ability
Storefronts and sidewalks zoom past

Soon I wait to cross a four lane stream
Anxiously glancing behind at the pile
Hesitantly I pull into a rushing dream
Just trying to take my turn in the file

Time stands still and the world is hushed
The clock winds up and I find my car crushed

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One Dollar Bills

admin : March 19, 2012 4:18 am : Writing

Around eleven I pull up under the bright florescent lights
Roll up the window and lock the door of my little Chevy
On sore feet I wander up to the glass door.
Behind is the sleepy night shift clerk
Who’s waiting on other weary and worn down workers

I wrench open my bloated red leather wallet
And flip one, two, three, four George Washington’s
Flipping more and more like dealing cards
I murmur ten on nine with eyelids drooping.

Yeah I’m a handler of ones
One could assume I am either a
Gambler, stripper, server or bartender.
Maybe I’m all four

In fact I feel like taking a gamble
Stripping off this oxford shirt
Drive home in my bra
Put my feet up
And service some alcohol.

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