Poem of the Week: “Who Said it was Simple,” by Audre Lorde

  Who Said it was Simple Audre Lorde   There are so many roots to the tree of anger that sometimes the branches shatter before they bear.   Sitting in Nedicks the women rally before they march discussing the problematic girls they hire to make them free. An almost white counterman passes a waiting brotherContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Who Said it was Simple,” by Audre Lorde”

Poem of the Week: “On the Pulse of Morning,” by Maya Angelou

ON THE PULSE OF MORNING As delivered at the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, January 20, 1993                         ~Maya Angelou   A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Marked the mastodon, The dinosaur, who left dried tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm of their hasteningContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “On the Pulse of Morning,” by Maya Angelou”

Poem of the Week: “Kissing in Vietnamese” by Ocean Vuong

Kissing in Vietnamese Ocean Vuong   My grandmother kisses as if bombs are bursting in the backyard, where mint and jasmine lace their perfumes through the kitchen window, as if somewhere, a body is falling apart and flames are making their way back through the intricacies of a young boy’s thigh, as if to walkContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Kissing in Vietnamese” by Ocean Vuong”