I-KANDY : She is young, perhaps 20, and has a lovely smile. Her hair is pulled back tightly, calling attention to her high cheekbones and large eyes. She is wearing very little, but is well wrapped in elaborate jewelry. She is, by any and all standards, beautiful. At least, her face is.
GENEALOGICAL JOURNEY : Mary is a woman of many names and stories - all of them hard to trace or confirm. She has been variously recorded as Mary Taylor, Catherine Taylor, Mary West, Kittie West, Kittie Gibboney, and Mary Gibboney. One family tree I stumbled upon even had her listed as Kittie Kearl - likely a result of her having lived with her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Gates-Kearl.
EXCERPT : "and so the line gets blurred and so the line gets blurred imagination and reality the universe and the mind the truth and perception music and screams birdsong and cries it gets blurred"
-From "Caffeine Dreams"
NEW IN THE GALLERY
Poet, freelance writer/editor, artist, and general ranter and raver, Robyn J. Williams is the author of 23, and has had her poems and essays published by numerous websites and magazines.
Robyn currently writes a weekly column for I-Kandy, and makes regular contributions to her side projects, By the Bi and Genealogical Journey. Her latest offering, Caffeine Dreams, is a collection of stream-of-consciousness prose and poetry, set to be released May 2013.