Saturday, December 29, 2012

For Jayne Cortez in Memoriam

For Jayne Cortez in Memoriam

© Marcia Wilson
A goddess departed for ancestral lands
full of fire this songbird
screaming in the night in the noon early morn
crying tears of joy at the music of life
dancing between Africa and America
making  connection real
we continue our howl in the night
a choir member departed
purple robe in hand
machine gun of words on her shoulder
warrior woman poet
a song a dance 
a scream a wonder
love is all
what else is real
a woman's touch
like a razor to the heart
you bleed but don't know it
until the blood consumes
let the blood rise to ancestor plane
for the living
the yet unborn.
--Marvin X
Fresno CA

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