Thursday, July 06, 2006

Back To Colour

for those Afro and Caribbean women who refuse to see us.

Seeking more
shade. This heat wave
oozes hues

of solidarity. Glistening
Afro and Caribbean
women accept intolerable

volatile temperatures. They,
or should I say -
we (who are invisible

to them?) share acceptance
of fluctuation, tides,
moon cycles,

the coming and going
of nations......leaders
failed. Hope.

Triumph, I understand
these things: like food
in the mouth, roof top

over bed; babies; being
inside friendly arms -
regardless of knowing

heat’s colour. We hold.

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