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June 23, 2017 – Audre Lorde

I have recently delved into the world of Aurde Lorde and am completely enamored with her work. I intend to read as much of her work as I can get my hands on. Brutal, truth, no holds barred, and she eloquently discusses death; not an easy subject to write about. For someone that shies away from that subject, I found myself drawn in and captivated.
 
Day 22: OUR DEAD BEHIND US by Audre Lorde
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There Are No Honest Poems About Dead Women
 
What do we want from each other
after we have told our stories
do we want
to be healed       do we want
mossy quiet stealing over our scars
do we want
the powerful unfrightening sister
who will make the pain go away
mother’s voice       in the hallway
you’ve done it right
the first time       darling
you will never need
to do it again.
 
Thunder grumbles on the horizon
I buy time with another story
a pale blister of air
cadences of dead flesh
obscure the vowels.
 
 
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