Lucille Clifton

Baltimore, Maryland
Lucille Clifton
Baltimore, Maryland
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Praise Song

Rating: 3.5
to my aunt blanche
who rolled from grass to driveway
into the street one sunday morning.
i was ten. i had never seen
a human woman hurl her basketball
of a body into the traffic of the world.
Praise to the drivers who stopped in time.
Praise to the faith with which she rose
after some moments then slowly walked
sighing back to her family.
Praise to the arms which understood
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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014
Heartfelt and gratitude filled write. Nicely done.
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