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Paulette Childress White

  • ... sometimes too much talk / can kill a thing.

    • Paulette Childress White,
    • "A Black Revolutionary Poem," Love Poem to a Black Junkie ()
  • Stitches / holding seams / in the clothes / that cover up / our naked souls — .

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    • "Words," Love Poem to a Black Junkie ()
  • She rose alone / to apocalyptic silence, / set the sun in our windows / and daily mended the world.

    • Paulette Childress White,
    • "Momma," The Watermelon Dress: Portrait of a Woman ()

Paulette Childress White, U.S. poet