Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves


and so the epic poem begins…
December 21, 2011, 1:06 am
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strong river woman
© 2011 by margaux delotte-bennett

strong river woman steps heavy
as she pulls her weight
along with the burdens she always seems to have to bear

seems to have to bear alone

her two shoulders like diamonds
gleaming under the pressure always found there
on the surface upon which her burdens she bears

strong river woman with knotted shoulders
and firm back
can carry you when you fall
no one (including her) thinks they can carry her or her burdens
strong is as strong does

strong river woman’s flow
thrashes the rocks and the trees
she is on her knees under the weight of all she had to carry

but her strong is fast
and her strong is fleet

her strong flows powerfully down the river called her back
this bridge is broken
who will help strong river woman
build it back?

back strong
back river

back
strong
river
woman

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