Audre

Audre

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Audre Lorde (/ˈɔːdri lɔːrd/; born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. She was a self-described "Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet," who dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, capitalism, heterosexism, and homophobia.
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Moon marked and touched by sun
my magic is unwritten
but when the sea turns back
it will leave my shape behind.
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There are so many roots to the tree of anger
that sometimes the branches shatter
before they bear.
Sitting in Nedicks
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The edge of our bed was a wide grid
where your fifteen-year-old daughter was hanging
gut-sprung on police wheels
a cablegram nailed to the wood
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Coming together
it is easier to work
after our bodies
meet
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The difference between poetry and rhetoric
is being ready to kill
yourself
instead of your children.
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Time collapses between the lips of strangers
my days collapse into a hollow tube
soon implodes against now
like an iron wall
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I have studied the tight curls on the back of your neck
moving away from me
beyond anger or failure
your face in the evening schools of longing
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For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
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I am fourteen
and my skin has betrayed me
the boy I cannot live without
still sucks his thumb
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My mother had two faces and a frying pot
where she cooked up her daughters
into girls
before she fixed our dinner.
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I
Is the total black, being spoken
From the earth's inside.
There are many kinds of open.
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I
However the image enters
its force remains within
my eyes
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