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Pat Parker

  • i, woman, i / can no longer claim / a mother of flesh / a father of marrow / I, Woman must be / the child of myself.

  • Sister! your foot's smaller / but it's still on my neck.

  • I am a child of America / a step child / raised in the back room ...

    • Pat Parker,
    • Movement in Black ()
  • The first thing you do is to forget that i'm Black. / Second, you must never forget that i'm Black.

    • Pat Parker,
    • "For the White Person Who Wants to Know How to Be My Friend," Movement in Black ()
  • with each touch of you / i am fresh bread / warm and rising.

    • Pat Parker,
    • "I Have," Movement in Black ()

Pat Parker, U.S poet

(1944 - 1989)