Another Morning With Darius, 2013. John Edmonds
Posts tagged Black Queer.
Reading clouds beyond the road
I calculate our distance, survey
the space between our clothes
where rising curves and mountain
tug for air, touch, release.
You drive to the hairpin slope,
hesitate, turn up and in. We ride
on every naked fear you have
and discover that men like us
are not all granite, shale,
deceptive quartz, or
glittering layers of mica.
From here you see the whole world
tufts of black grass.
And many times I have given myself
to summits like these.
Ride in, ride high.
Ride until the clouds break.
You will learn to read rain. You will
follow the white gravel it leaves.
november 92 - poetry magazine
We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us. - Audre Lorde #houseofbaldwin #familia #twisting | photo: Marfuh
I respond to urgency, to a sense of felt necessity, to passion.
orpheus in the bronx: essays on identity, politics, and the freedom of poetry
when I or else when you
and I or we
deliberate I lose I
cannot choose if you if
we then near or where
unless I stand as loser
of that losing possibility
that something that I have
or always want more than much
least to have as less and
yes directed by desire
’directed by desire: the collected poems of june jordan' by june jodan