Grace Nichols

(1950 / Georgetown, Guyana)

Grace Nichols Poems

1. For Forest 10/19/2016
2. Like a Beacon 3/25/2017
3. Cat-rap 8/1/2015
Best Poem of Grace Nichols


Lying on the sofa
all curled and meek
but in my furry-fuzzy head
there's a rapping beat.
Gonna rap while I'm napping
and looking sweet
gonna rap while I'm padding
on the balls of my feet

Gonna rap on my head
gonna rap on my tail
gonna rap on my
you know where.
So wave your paws in the air
like you just don't care
with nine lives to spare
gimme five right here.

Well, they say that we cats
are killed by curiosity,

but does the moggie mind?
No, I've got suavity.
When I get to heaven
gonna rap with Macavity,
gonna find ...

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