Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves

napowripo, 29 of 30
May 2, 2017, 10:56 pm
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tonight’s poem was inspired by six word memoirs.  have you ever written one? they are pretty fun!


six by six
(c) 2017 by margaux delotte-bennett

loving you feels so very easy.

your heart hears me, without fail.

your laughter cleanses. your eyes caress.

i like the me you inspire.

home is found in your arms.

hands held open. ready for love.


napowrimo, 28 of 30
May 2, 2017, 9:30 pm
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it bleeds
(c) 2017 by margaux delotte-bennett

when i cut it
it bleeds crimson
fortified & sanguine

when i cut it
my knife snags
rough entry
jagged edge
screaming where resistance

when i cut it
there is order
chopping through
without apology
lacking remorse
determined to sever
& slice

when i cut it
it bleeds

beet greens.

it’s what’s for dinner.

Napowrimo, 27 of 30
May 1, 2017, 10:09 pm
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poetry month has ended, but I have a few more piece to write and share…

along the path
(C) 2017 by margaux delotte-bennett

sweating my prayers
is an option
is a choice
is knees bent
in anticipation
of a stretch &/ or jump
up & out of static space

I keep pace with the
drips & drops that
won’t stop leaving

my shell is heaving my spirit
out & through

no longer planted
stillness does not serve me in this life

I must be moved

sweat must lead me
to the divine

napowrimo, 26 of 30
April 26, 2017, 11:51 pm
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in auntie’s arms
(c) 2017 by margaux delotte-bennett

years have passed
since you worked to fit you budding frame
neatly into my armpit

it felt like origami
the way you folded and creased
into the side of me

i was at once
auntie and chair
comfort and cushion
the side of your cheek
against my bosom

i intuitively knew how you felt

because I too
had deep sighed myself
into an auntie clutch
an auntie squish
an i don’t quite fit but yet i do
because i love you
and this is space
only you have been saving
for only me

napowrimo, 25 of 30
April 26, 2017, 10:52 pm
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eight ways of looking at intimacy
(c) 2017 by margaux delotte-bennett

i talk with you in my head
and you answer me via text.
i laugh because i always know that it’s you.

on the phone you complained your knee
was in terrible pain.
i was calling from the emergency room
with a ruptured patella tendon in my left knee.

we used to have a two person book club.
light on the book, but heavy on the club
as we talked and laughed
and talked some more.

our artist dates always lead to
deeper creativity.
carving out time and
sharing space helps
our artistry thrive.

you come to my house
and claim space in my bed. i have
an extra room
but you would feel like you were
exiled in the sticks.

having tea parties
for hours
is just something we do.
we don’t see each other much
but maximize the time were given.

your yarn and wool creations
can be found scattered
throughout my house.
Here a heart, a scarf over there
a starfish on top of a crate.

when i or someone i know
is in need of prayer,
you are the first person i call.
your petitions always seem to
resolve it all.

napowrimo, 24 of 30
April 25, 2017, 10:06 pm
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mama obama clerihew
(c) 2017 by margaux delotte-bennett

michelle obama
was the white house first mama
being both gentle and stern
serving up quick looks that could burn!

napowrimo, 23 of 30
April 25, 2017, 9:59 pm
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the theme for the day was radical vulnerability and exploring life in the middle…


middle mothering
(c) 2017 by margaux delotte-bennett

I am in the middle of a mothering journey

betwixt queer, barren auntie and bountiful full house
no spouse
enough to feed and be fed
books a plenty to read and be read

a plan of action
a goal
a silent prayer I have and hold as I take to bed the vision of my life
never a millionaire
not necessarily a wife
but always a mother

and though unclear if the little one will come to or through
I stand here in the middle lands
as I wait for you