Nancy A. Ruffin

Rookie (Brooklyn, NY)

Nancy A. Ruffin Poems

1. Eulogy 3/3/2012
2. De Donde Vengo Yo (Where I'M From) 10/22/2012
3. Public Service Announcement 3/3/2012
4. My Grandmother's Hands 3/3/2012

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My Grandmother's Hands

My grandmother's hands
have massaged tired limbs
and weary hearts
they have cleaned homes,
swept floors,
toiled grass roots
in cemented lands
laid bricks and mortar
that paved the road to freedom.

My grandmother's hands
have coddled bodega lotto dreams
like her new born child
they are lamb's wool
on the naked skin
of future generations.

My grandmother's hands
have clasped arctic
tenement floors
shielding 5 finger back slaps
that burned souls like hot coals
pink-grey cinders of ash
marked with years of ...

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