sky readers / moon believers
before the sunrise prayers
Wisdom Born Mamas sew star, sun, earth, heart shaped
quilts to warm babies
and free souls
hearing from the wind when to hang ’em
high on the clothes line
Before rooster crow / before master know
patterns on quilts mapped out which way to go
to wade in the water
Missing Rifle / Missing Woman.
**Dedicated to the courage of Harriet Tubman and the slaves and quakers that made quilts and hung them to slyly map the way to freedom**
from the poetry book, Pocket Honey, Wind & Hips
She stood by the bedside of Jordan. A lotus. Feet grown from delta mud. She was creation. Exploded from chaos. A holistic believer.
Ruleville, Mississippi. Crooked state. Chosen land. Eternal cost. Chosen woman. Creased face. Her memory wavers like an untuned church organ.
If you see her. Tell her you remember. Her protected skin that matched night. Unafraid. Sleep patterned to that of bats. Called upon. Like Nut and Shu. To uphold the heavens. Keep young mouths breathing. When tempted to swallow swollen faith. She followed the dust and escaped through the vents.
Continue reading a Prose for Fannie Lou Hamer’s
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
Let the bells ring at 6:01pm CST. in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 – Remembering Dr. King today
On this day 50 years ago, one of the greatest leaders this world has every known, delivered his last speech. Remembering the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today.
Here is a snippet of his last speech, “I Have Been To The Mountaintop”:
“We’re girls, women, human, not a burden.”