Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves

napowrimo rewind: 29 of 30
May 7, 2018, 11:20 pm
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in celebration of heavily accented English
(c) 2018 by margaux delotte-bennett

language lurches
across some tongues
creating contours and complexity

tongues that fluidly flow
in other patterns of speech

bless you for reminding us
that English
is not the center
is not the norm
is not the standard

continue to color sound
and complicate the
world of words

Napowripo 2018 wrap up
May 1, 2018, 5:23 pm
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30 days came and went… I did not write every day, but I did get 30 poems written (kinda). that is 29 more poems than I wrote last month!

this week i will be going back in time to post the poems from the last week of the challenge. below you will find the 30th poem.

in celebration of poetry in april I:
read poems
watched poetry performances online
performed poems at an event
submitted poems for a local award

there was plenty poetic progress this month and for that I give thanks. I also appreciate you taking time to sit with my words and images throughout this month. I write for me, but I also write for you…

Happy spring!


foot falls
(c) 2018 by margaux delotte-bennett

foot falls & arm swings
measuring time
crossing space
propelling me towards
a little healthier than right now

as all things must start
one steady step
at a time

napowrimo, 22 of 30
April 23, 2018, 9:18 pm
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how to take flight
(c) 2018 by margaux delotte-bennett

1. walk to the ladder & slowly pull down the safety clips. don’t look up & don’t really think about your safety

2. the one with the line clips on the left & the other one clips on the right

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napowrimo, 21 of 30
April 23, 2018, 8:53 pm
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i love my sisters. we have taken back the right to name ourselves.
– Patricia Smith, poet


(c) 2018 by margaux delotte-bennett

there is a cavernous expanse
between what you call me
and who i really am

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napowrimo, 20 of 30
April 23, 2018, 12:59 am
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untitled #04222018
(c) by margaux delotte-bennett

make sure you have a “yes” friend
a “take it to the test” friend
a “you will never guess!” friend
a”don’t worry about the rest…” friend

an “I have this crazy idea!” friend
a “that’s no way to steer!” friend
a “let’s give this a try.” friend
a “it’s better with you and I” friend

napowrimo, 19 of 30
April 23, 2018, 12:37 am
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tank studio be NOLA
Studio BE, New Orleans, LA


their wildest dreams
(c) 2018 by margaux delotte-bennett

the question of freedom
is one that lives in my very cells.

now alive
prone to survive
thriving to strive for the life built through
ancestral dreaming.

beaming with both potential and grit.

that is all.

this is it.

naporwiwo, 18 of 30
April 23, 2018, 12:16 am
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(c) 2018 by margaux delotte-bennett

before you lay down tonight
notice how the stars have rearranged themselves
in your honor

points of light connecting into a truth
you already know

you have always been made of the same “stuff”

you and the stars
the stars and you

now make it true