Venus Fly Trap

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Men are from Mars…

and

Women are from Venus…

With beautiful lips

and

honey on our tongues

laying out as flowers

legs spread

as wide as the horizon

hiding gnarly teeth

that

capture only

the healthiest

most capable flies

(tiny ships carrying Martians inside)

that

once swallowed whole

become themselves

or

shells thereof

(depending on the acidic content of their bellies)

and waft out

on belches floating

upon our breath

into Petri dishes

that we culture and

cultivate into

mate’s soulular make-up.

We swish and spit

preconceptions into

dirt-filled baking dishes

mix men into mud pies

bake them into clay molds

within our wombs

and either decide to

decorate them with

manhood and live

out eternity by their

side on mutual ground Earth

OR

eat them alive

licking bloody lips clean

replenishing honey

and preparing

to make man mud pie

from a sneeze

next time.

© Joi Miner

When You Are Mine

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His scent in my skin

the sweetest torture

pores hold memories hostage

releasing a few

on occasion

to remind me

of…

and smirking

I catch him

catching me

catch him

playful body banter

language all our own

do you want to…

yes…

can we…

maybe…

how…

trust me…

and I do.

The grandeur of it

never disappoints

I am always nervous

fearing that I might

yet he reminds me

with a touch…

or a kiss…

or a moan…

that we are

to each other

escape from the madness swirling

beyond the walls of the room

the doors of the house

the space where we lay

embraced in exodus

safe only in secret

creating memories

that I hold in my mind

til his scent in my skin

is released

and I am reminded of…

and smirk.

© Joi Miner

THE WAIT IS OVER!!!!!

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I am pleased, and humbled to announce that my debut novel, Vices, is available for pre-order in Kindle E-book format! Oh! And here’s the cover! Lol

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E-book pre-order link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NU4KBIO/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1411534816&sr=8-1&pi=V192198896_AA75

Hard copy pre-order link: http://www.nayberrypublications.com/apps/webstore/products/show/5260316
Thank you all for your love and support. I’m so excited!

Request an autograph for your e-book here: https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/joiminer

October 31st is right around the corner!

Joi

AHEM!!!! Thank you all for your patience

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AHEM!!!! Thank you all for your patience in this matter. It is now my honor and my pleasure to present to you… DRUM ROLLLLLLLLLLLLL PLEASE! The COVER for Vices by Joi Miner! <3 Check out these blogs for the National revel. Enjoy the interviews, leave your opinion on the image, and… read to the bottom to find out special invitation about PREORDERS that you don't want to miss!

THEN SHARE IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE! I WILL BE POSTING IT WITHIN THE HOUR AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL HELP ME GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT MY DEBUT NOVEL :-)

Special thanks to all my Bloggers! I appreciate the love and support!

For My Southern Pearls: http://joimarsh.wordpress.com
For the Entrepreneurs: http://mmbb.blog.com
Poets/Hip Hop Artists: http://asmosisthoughtz.blogspot.com
For Motivation: http://www.lakeshawomack.com
For the writers: http://debbiemanberkupfer.wordpress.com
For the Mommies: http://blackzenmama.wordpress.com
Music Lovers: http://lyriqaldiva.tumblr.com
For the Bold Ones: http://crazymodernlife.blogspot.com
For A Laugh: http://yakyyak.wordpress.com
Headed out into Left Field: http://wildwildleft.com
For a view from the writer’s perspective: http://nayberrypublications.com/apps/blog

This has been SUCH a humbling experience! Thank you ALL!!!

There are so many words that can be used

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There are so many words that can be used to describe Diane Gee’s blog. This Blog, so fittingly entitled “The Wild Wild Left, has something for everyone. Book reviews, stories, articles on current issues and (un)popular thought (that’s the best kind, you know) fill the pages of this blog. And she has a blog talk radio show as well. Go. Read. Listen. Comment. DONATE! Tell her I sent you :-) http://ow.ly/BQz50

This writer, author, and all around awes

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This writer, author, and all around awesome person has been very supportive of all of my endeavors. She is an amazing person who is full of ideas and has the drive to put them all into action. She’s a very humbly outspoken person and you will enjoy reading her writing! Check out the woman who has her ear to the streets! http://ow.ly/BQcXk

She’s so awesome she has TWO blogs! http://ow.ly/BQd9Q