EVERYBODY KNOW SOMEBODY WHO BEEN

RENEE CHRISTOPHER

 
 
black girl skip June
ask God to take back
the whole month
 
name it something else
so she don’t have to
remember the gloom
 
or the               heat
 
so she don’t eat up
everything in the house
including her self
 
black girl know
another Earth exist
somewhere
 
a spring
without memory

 
 

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