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Saturday, August 12, 2006

poems of gratitude

a love note for
alexis

dear sista alexis,

you are a lion woman swril
of rainbow hurricane
a for real teacher subversive
thunderstorm insistent
itch on the belly of this world

i think your name must
mean "she who is a forest
of words and ancestor wisdom"
i think so

i wonder how you snag such
light in hunrgy tendrils i
wonder how you stew
such magic in your womb
i wonder how you speak
the oceans in your poems
i wonder how you bring a globe of
laughter in your eyes
i wonder

i think your name must
mean "she who paints
a new world with her
body" i see your
fingers fidget our minds
and the heart sketched impression
embedded in us all i see brandless
colors you pull from your purse
i see

sisterly,
e!

3 Comments:

Blogger butterfly's Voice said...

Beautiful!!!
If you don't mind... I echo you

1:19 PM  
Blogger lex said...

oh ebony! you make the me of me into technicolor confetti that celebrates us all day! what a blessing to see me
reflected in you, right now and all the time.
deep deep love,
sista
alexis

5:17 PM  
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12:13 PM  

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