IF—two letters brimming with possibility, or filled with questions, or fraught with uncertainty, or predicting outcome . . .
IF—two letters representing the simplest elements of my first official form of ID: the initials of my name at birth.
IF—two letters cloaking me in pseudonymity when I, as a student poet, cried from a page of an underground newspaper demanding accountability from a university invested in enterprises sustaining apartheid-rent South Africa . . .
IF—two letters titling a classic poem ever stirring me to “keep (my) head when all about (me) are losing theirs . . .
Through this writer’s blog, I express myself unconditionally, as IF there were no concrete barriers behind which I must shield my thoughts.
Always writing as IF . . .
Iris Formey Dawson
A former instructor, corporate trainer, and inspirational speaker, I’m a multidimensional word sculptor, who believes cookie cutters are for cookies only—a conviction reflected in everything I write. I serve as a principal writer at The Formey Touch, a professional writing support collective rooted in my family’s passion for communications excellence. Some of my published works have appeared in Essence magazine and the Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance.
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