Ntozake Shange

(October 18, 1948 / Trenton, New Jersey)

Ntozake Shange Poems

1. 'Sorry' 5/5/2015
2. Blood Rhythms - Blood Currents - Black N' Blue Stylin' 10/18/2011
3. People Of Watts 10/18/2011
4. You Are Sucha Fool 10/18/2011
5. Enuf 10/18/2011
6. My Father Is A Retired Magician 1/20/2003
7. With No Immediate Cause 10/18/2011
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With No Immediate Cause

every 3 minutes a woman is beaten
every five minutes a
woman is raped/every ten minutes
a lil girl is molested
yet i rode the subway today
i sat next to an old man who
may have beaten his old wife
3 minutes ago or 3 days/30 years ago
he might have sodomized his
daughter but i sat there
cuz the young men on the train
might beat some young women
later in the day or tomorrow
i might not shut my door fast
every 3 minutes it happens
some woman's innocence
rushes to her cheeks/pours from her mouth
like the betsy wetsy dolls have been ...

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