Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Found (Gratitude Poem #17)

The universe blesses us in many ways. And black feminism lives in the trees, in the ground and in the sky, but especially, resplendently in human form. I am happy to live in the quirky world where Sarah walks, teaches and heals. This is a poem based on one of the more intimate and confrontational poems

in Lorde's Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance, transformed into a love poem for Sarah as she witnesses the possibility of peace in occupied Palestine. Nothing is impossible. So much love and gratitude to you Sarah, for being you.

And gratitude to each of you for being part of a love fueled journey of black feminist possibility through the sky and every other superhighway of love: http://alexispauline.chipin.com/praise-the-lorde-st-croix-dream-trip


For Sarah Thompson

After Audre Lorde’s “Judith’s Fancy”

Go handclap on a revolution

found sister find space

for truth in the rubble and trouble

of faith

between here

and Sunday

is a road travelled better

off eggshell sweetness

welcome to

the everyday theology

of quirk

the work

of unshirked commitment

to us

to you as

enough us

to bust

a move

past life into love

whirlwind in face

sit childlike

stand dance

in the midst.

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