Sunday, April 8, 2012



with a poem for his wagon/give my doctor a poem for his heart/
i am a poet/ i am not a part-time poet/ i am not an amateur
poet/ i don't know what that person cd be/whoever that
is authorizing poetry as an avocation/is a fraud/
put your own feet on the ground/ writers dont have to plan
another existence forever to live schizophrenically/to
be jane doe and medea in one body/
i have had it/ i not goin to grow up to be something else
i am going to to grow up to be something else

Excerpt from Nappy Edges by
Ntozake Shange


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