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December 28th, 2011

saartjieproject: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange,…



saartjieproject:

Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, June Jordan, Lori Sharpe, and Audrey Edwards circa 1977 at a Black women’s writing group.

Gasp. Wow. #affirmation #brilliance #beauty #power

December 28th, 2011

"Once a month when the moon loses everything, Don Max takes a chair to the edge of the sea. Black…"

“Once a month
when the moon loses everything,
Don Max takes a chair
to the edge of the sea.
Black sand beach & green-backed heron.
The moon
casts off her milkglass earrings.
I am nothing, she says, but black & white.
I keep losing my face.
Don Max feels for his pipe in his pocket.
Takes it, knocks it agains this palm.
I am old! She cries. I get gooseflesh
in the dark. Don Max is looking for his tobacco.
Don Max has found a match.
You don’t know how hard it is
to come back from nothing.
Don Max smiles & lights up.
I keep making the same mistakes, she says.
I think you should leave me, she says.
Through smoke, she watches Don Max
fold a strip of seaweed into a grasshopper.
Leave me for your own good! She demands.
Don Max has set the grasshopper in the sand.
Besides, I am too beautiful.
She speaks as though it makes her sad.
I’ll find other loves. I will
forget you.”

- “Patience” For Max Rojas by Katherine Larson (via clavicola)