Claire Dorsey, a Baltimore native, studied acting at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She worked as an actress for almost 20 years Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, originating roles in Pearl Cleage’s Late Bus to Mecca at the Judith Anderson Theater and Diana Son’s Stealing Fire at SoHo Rep. She has worked as an artist-in-residence in NYC public schools. She has performed her poetry in New York City and Baltimore. She collaborated with NYC photographer Kwasi Noire to self-publish a volume of poetry entitled Rhythms of a Life. (Courtesy Photo)

My soul unfolds
Its journey to transformation
Remembering my physical vehicle
Is the holder for something greater
I burn in the fire
And raise the phoenix in me
The I AM present in humanity
My emotions no longer choke me
My voice fills the space around me
Cracks the sound barrier
And scatters light in its wake
I Am here

Claire Dorsey Copyright December 2015