Tag Archives: black

The Act of Counting

To be black in America is to at times commune with the unnaturally dead. — Cornell W. Brooks Should I count my blessings: that I don’t have bullets buried in my back,

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History

Interracial Love II Revised by Haiku Loves Yuri This sestina was written for this week’s Three Word Wednesday prompt: to use the words “narrow”, “history”, and “spent”. Enjoy. -Nicole ————————————————– History may record the firecracker chaos born of steel wills … Continue reading

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Departure

This was actually written for three prompts: Poefusion’s Title Tuesday (“Stung by the Splendor of Sudden Black”), Writer’s Island (“Farewell”), and Simply Snickers (use the words “standing” and “still”). I wrote this entirely in American Sentences. Enjoy. -Nicole ——————————————————- Stung … Continue reading

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Maya

Picture located at: http://eprentice.sdsu.edu/F054/quinlan/maya/maya%20angelou%20pic.jpg What do I say to you? I write to all my heroes As if they stand before me, But what do I say to you, The largest of them all?

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Dr. King

Today Marks the day You marched into an Unknown pool of death ‘Cause somebody wanted you Quiet

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Please Tell Me

For Monisha Please tell me you went not silently Into a not-so-gentle night, and that your Giant voice of redwood Wasn’t silenced after all.

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