Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves

napowrimo challenge: 21 & 22 of 30
April 23, 2013, 11:42 pm
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in the interest of full disclosure: i didn’t write on the 21st, but i did penance by writing 2 poems on the 22…


a sonnet for the living woman
© 2013 by margaux delotte-bennett

the woman who knows for sure that she’s alive
is dangerous to all, but never herself
her eyes ablaze, her mouth a veritable hive
teeth bared, her laughter upsets a near by shelf

she’s about the business of rejecting all notions
that timidity is the bosom from which she sucked
no spoon fed lies or bottled inferiority potions
before her eyes, images of ‘proper ladies’ she plucked

this woman’s survival is intimately tied to her knowing
from whence she came and where she has to go
it’s not merely about self esteem or confidence growing
she is the girl child that survived when the world said no

it should not now or ever come as a surprise
that whole worlds begin and end between her thighs


fortune cookie lies (after the style of Frank O’Hara)
© 2013 by margaux delotte-bennett

bok choy in the teeth is better than on the table.

you will be lucky today, but not tomorrow.

letting go of fear will make someone fall down.

there are no lucky numbers, just lucky cats.

today is full, but tomorrow will be fuller.

remind people that you love international customs.

always be willing to try new things…

in bed

in bed

in bed.


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Love the fortune cookie lies!!!

Comment by Ruth Young

I love both of these.

Comment by mh

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