Lucille Clifton – A Poet of my Heart

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She created poems with such an understanding and intimacy of words. Evoking a symbiotic relationship between the words and the space around them.

what the mirror said

By Lucille Clifton

 

listen,
you a wonder.
you a city
of a woman.
you got a geography
of your own.
listen,
somebody needs a map
to understand you.
to move around you.
listen,
woman,
you not a noplace
anonymous
girl;
mister with his hands on you
he got his hands on
some
damn
body!

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