To Ntozake Shange


"somebody, anybody sing a black girl's song"

you did that for us 

& danced our dance / & spoke our truth 

& we are richer for it

we love you fiercely

for illuminating the god within ourselves

you changed our world and lives

with yr poem

& yr heart

fly free 

we will have to get comfortable speaking with our own voices





on the news of the transition of  Ntozake Shange



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Starward's picture

Good tribute.

Good tribute.

Enjoy effulgent days,exquisite nights, unto

the exultations of Heaven.