Saturday, May 17, 2008

Born in June

to June (Jordan)

either the accident of my birth
starts in the miracle of your name
or the intention my word
lives in the groove of the same


and else you brave vulnerability
leaves me soaking in salt
then each essay builds trapeezes
for my heart to sing

and again you
shake your head

thus from an honest body
choosing anything now
light define of alive

i say "yes"
and know

Studying June

This is part of a series of poems and collages by Alexis Pauline Gumbs. To see the entire series go to The Listening Project.

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