A Note from Mel

Make the connection…

Born Home/Inauguration January 22, 2009

Filed under: Art & Politics,Art & Social Progress,Art for Art's Sake — anotefrommel @ 5:12 pm

Born Home Love Poem

To begin at the beginning,
& we are not from this place
We know the snow
doesn’t fall in January,

The gum of July doesn’t stick to the blood in our skin
& we are not from this place
We know the rows of dependent houses
Liberated by separating hues of a president,

My alarm clock’s muteness is temporary,
Its arteries, a blazing blue; it’s 7:59
& we are not from this place
We know how to begin at the beginning
When a high school is just a high school

& our rhythm is not smart
and we are not from this place
we know the vacant eyes of our streets
Pots in the pavement sing
from this place we are from

We know.

 

Melanie Henderson

1/19/2009

 

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