Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lucille Clifton died yesterday

She was amazing. Check out her work on pages 1029-35 or at poem hunter.


i don't promise you nothing
but this
what you pawn
i will redeem
what you steal
i will conceal
my private silence to
your public guilt
is all i got

first time a white man
opens his fly
like a good thing
we'll just laugh
laugh real loud my
black women

when they ask you
why is your mama so funny
she is a poet
she don't have no sense

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