Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves

poem of the week: what i know about father’s day
June 16, 2013, 11:22 am
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what i know about father’s day
(C) 2013 by margaux delotte-bennett

for a large part of my life
my father
was a woman

not by preference
but by circumstance
and possibly
by design

she took the time
to learn the script
not meant for her lips

the one reserved for lads
who intended to one day be dads
as well as those
with the least intention
but the power

this major role
discarded yet essential
she would
and will play

and to this day
i honor her
for the dual roles
she seamlessly shifted through

she too had a choice
and the mastery of her performance
created endless possibilities
for this poetic voice


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