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john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

* Maya Angelou the Haiku Poet


i rise
i rise
i rise

i'm a
black ocean,
leaping and wide

i dance like I've got
diamonds at the meeting
of my thighs

into a daybreak
that's wondrously clear
I rise

the gifts my ancestors gave,
I am the dream,
hope of the slave'

Submitted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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