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Thu, 24.09.2009

EVICTION by Michelle Clinton.

White men handed papers to my mother
through a cracked door. We had to
get boxes from the liquor store
& watch her get drunk.

Before, just yesterday, my mother
brought home purple heart doilies
& gave us large silver coins
we held tight in our hands
running to catch ice cream bells.

Yesterday she baked macaroons,
she talked to her plants & scrubbed
even the air with her sure, careful
movements.

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Poetry Corner

At night while whitey sleeps the heart of a thousand African fires burns across my chest I hear the beat of a war drum dancing from a distant land dancing... BLACK WARRIOR by Norman Jordan.
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