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“i'm gonna put black angels in all the books and a black Christ-child in Mary's arms. / i'm gonna make black bunnies black fairies black santas ...”
“When I / die / I'm sure / I will have a / Big Funeral / Curiosity / seekers / coming to see / if I / am really / Dead / or just / trying to make / Trouble.”
“Who / can be born / black / and not exult!”
“If there be sorrow / let it be for things undone ... / undreamed, unrealized, unattained / to these add one: / Love withheld ... / ... restrained.”
“where have you gone / with your confident / walk your / crooked smile the / rent money / in one pocket and / my heart / in another ...”
“If we have the Word let us say it / If we have the Word let us Be it / If we have the Word let us / do.”
“No single living entity really influenced my life as did my father ... He lived as if he were poured from iron, and loved his family with a vulnerability that was touching.”
“I will bring you a whole person / and you will bring me a whole person / and we will have us twice as much / of love and everything ...”
Mari Evans, U.S. poet, educator