Morgan Kelly's Recent Articles

The ‘Thoughtless Date’

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Tonight, I’m wondering. I’m wondering when and if I’ll ever find him. I’ve dated for a while now. I’ve dated the lawyer. The medical student. The businessman. I’ve dated the Romanian lecturer. The Spanish professor. The R&B star. I’m tired. And I’m too young to...

On Chivalry

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“Now I’m the kinda guy who [doesn’t] believe that chivalry is dead…’cause I believe a woman should be treated with the utmost respect.” –The Temptations, “Treat Her Like A Lady” I have a friend.  Let’s call him Antonio. Ever since he read The Thoughtless Date,...

Strangers Passing

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Once, I was “Baby.” Today, I am “Morgan.” Such funny tricks, time plays. “Oh hey! How’s it going?” “Great, great. You know me, just keeping busy.” “That’s awesome, man. What’s been going on? “Oh, same stuff; can’t complain. How about you?” “Same here; everything’s been...

Mama Africa

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Africa, I understand why they call you “Mama.” You opened your arms and you embraced me, enveloping me in your love despite my most volatile and juvenile of hatreds. Just like a child I spat on you, not appreciating the gifts you held in your...