Lucille Clifton

(June 27, 1936 - February 13, 2010 / Baltimore, Maryland)

Island Mary - Poem by Lucille Clifton

after the all been done and i
one old creature carried on
another creature's back, i wonder
could i have fought these thing?
surrounded by no son of mine save
old men calling Mother like in the tale
the astrologer tell, i wonder
could i have walk away when voices
singing in my sleep? i one old woman.
always i seem to worrying now for
another young girl asleep
in the plain evening.
what song around her ear?
what star still choosing?


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  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/15/2014 11:53:00 AM)

    Love this supernatural little write! (Report) Reply

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