Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Ebony Noelle Golden: A Poetics of Community Engagment

For Ebony

i hear your voice
as a raised key melody
calling for deep strings
of cool breathing

i see your face
as a nursery for pleasures
and a front porch for always understandings
at once

i watch your hands
like a metaphysical
flashing light of
dottedn highway instructions
or an invisible piano
made grand

i think that if
i could paint
at all
i could draw you from memory
sketch your outline accidentally
because knowing you
is weaved through creation
in my soul

Ebony is more than a poet/performer. Ebony is a movement.

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