Blackgirl on Mars

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Blackgirl on Mars
NYC expat writer now living in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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  • Poem #30 - The Memory of Mother 2 days ago The Memory of MotherBy Lesley-Ann BrownI don’t knowWhy you Don’t tell Me-From The pastIn which I see.The silenceIs dark And Haunts me,‘Wakes me up,no longer dream.I don’t knowWhy you Won’t stay.I don’t knowWhy you Won’t say.To get the godsThat keep You quiet,Keep us Locked up, In this...
  • Poem #29: A Letter to Kairi * 3 days ago Dear Kairi,When yourdaughter'sdaughtercomeshome broken,please do nottell her she isforce-ripe.That she is anole-ting.That she isa bat.Or that hermother iswothless.Do nottellher sheis uglybecause sheyells thecolors ofAfricaor India.Please donot beather orrapeher orridicule her.Instead,ask her,Who...
  • Poem #28: Ancient Love 4 days ago Ancient Love You are the color of the earth That beckons meTo the bush Brown and black limbsFrom AfricaFrom IndiaWalk silentlyAmong paths Never penetrated before.Gently we move theLarge bladesOf leaves AsideGently we move them AsideUsing no forceOne with Nature,The wetness of The earthCools the...
  • Poem #27: A Love Poem (Ten years after the fact) 4 days ago He’s from Harlem, she’s from Brooklyn. He said he loved her and that he’d take her away, sometime, that summer. “I’m thinkin a house,  beach.  Jus’ you and me.”  She can’t even respond.  The magic he speaks lulls her to believe.  He...
  • Poem #26- Immigrant Mother 6 days ago There are Only so many Things an ImmigrantMommy Can do. She can Carry Key FoodGrocery BagsIn each handFull ofRefined Sugar, a gallonOf milk, white Rice & white Bread—Food, Stripped Of all It’s Value…You can Call homeFromA Phone-boothWith a Stolen Credit Card & sayEverything Is all right,...

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