Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves

napowrimo, 3 of 30
April 4, 2017, 11:01 pm
Filed under: women

i’m always surprised to see how a poem changes between my journal and the computer screen…  editing is essential work that i have always resisted, but is happens. words are arranged and rearranged.


voices and choices
(c) 2017 by margaux delotte-bennett 

my words weren’t always
welcomed here
in the playground
rough and tumble
plucked luck

“performance poetry is for boys!”

but i just saw her spit fire
while she kicked up sand
little miss over there
held your heart
in her hand

their words
a gateway
a map i studied in the dark

there is no finished
nor arrived
no fluke or lark

we she poets must sit
and start
thrive to make bridges

there will always be someone
who needs the permission
our voices and choices wield
need the sanctuary our poetics

who will stand on my shoulders
while i sit on theirs?

no mere play
this is work
this is essential
this is our air


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Great! I love it!

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