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"Oughta Be A Woman" by June Jordan #PoetryMonth

June Jordan was a Caribbean-American poet and essayist, born to Jamaican immigrants in Harlem in 1936, and raised in Bed-Stuy, New York. She was a highly acclaimed poet and essayist. 235 more words


the beginning 4

…i didn’t see the sun set this time
mostly because i couldn’t see from this position
and then i stopped caring
didn’t care how much time had passed me… 444 more words


Poem of the Week: On Imagination by Phillis Wheatley

Thy various works, imperial queen, we see,

    How bright their forms! how deck’d with pomp by thee!

Thy wond’rous acts in beauteous order stand,

And all attest how potent is thine hand. 398 more words


consummate artistry

on the eves

when my paintbrush

runs out of strokes,



I doodle

in words.

and find that again

I am painting,


making… 12 more words


"Who Said It Was Simple" by Audre Lorde #PoetryMonth

In celebration of 2018 #PoetryMonth, which would not be complete without a poem by the Lorde herself.  I was never bothered by so-called negative perception of feminism. 161 more words


the beginning 3

…the sun rose
and after a while
energy overtook me
for a second i was able to breathe clearly
and it scared me
the sun rose… 336 more words


the beginning 2

…i looked at myself in that mirror and cursed my makers
because the only thing they ever handed down to me was beauty and never showed me what was more important… 615 more words