song at midnight

November 28, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

2004 People and Placs 12

David Kofton

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song at midnight

 

 

 

 

 

…do not
send me out
among strangers

 

~Sonia
Sanchez

 

 

 

 

 

brothers,
this big woman
carries much sweetness
in the folds of her flesh.
her hair
is white with wonderful.
she is
rounder than the moon
and far more faithful.
brothers,
who will hold her,
who will find her beautiful
if you do not?

 

won’t you celebrate with me
what I have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.

 

 

 

Lucille Clifton

 

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Female Figure Eight

David Kofton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: The Erotic Spirit: An Anthology of Sensuality, Love, and Longing

Editor: Sam Hamill

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