Alice Walker Poems

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1.
Expect Nothing

Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
To need of pity
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2.
Desire

My desire
is always the same; wherever Life
deposits me:
I want to stick my toe
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3.
I Will Keep Broken Things

I will keep
Broken
Things:
The big clay
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4.
Be Nobody's Darling

Be nobody's darling;
Be an outcast.
Take the contradictions
Of your life
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5.
Torture

When they torture your mother
plant a tree
When they torture your father
plant a tree
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6.
A Picture Story For The Curious

(You supply the pictures!)

I get to meditate
in a chair!
Or against the wall
with my legs
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7.
She

She is the one
who will notice
that the first snapdragon
of Spring
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8.
Going Out To The Garden

Going out to the garden
this morning
to plant seeds
for my winter greens
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9.
Remember

Remember
When we ended
It all
-for a weekend-
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10.
If I Was President

If I was President
The first thing I would do
is call Mumia Abu-Jamal.
No,
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