June Jordan

(9 July 1936 - 14 June 2002 / United States)

July 4, 1974 - Poem by June Jordan

Washington, D.C.

At least it helps me to think about my son
a Leo/born to us
(Aries and Cancer) some
sixteen years ago
in St. John’s Hospital next to the Long Island
Railroad tracks
Atlantic Avenue/Brooklyn
New York

at dawn

which facts
do not really prepare you
(do they)

for him

angry
serious
and running through the darkness with his own

becoming light


Comments about July 4, 1974 by June Jordan

  • Susan Williams (12/28/2015 1:39:00 PM)


    She has an interesting tone toward her son in this poem and one other poem angry
    serious
    and running through the darkness with his own
    becoming light
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 22, 2010



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