Poetry of Love, Resistance, & Solidarity

Right now as you stand, night swirling around you, try to stretch beyond
the fatigue of this drive, let that same wind pull it from you. Roadside: beads of tar
flatten beneath your feet–dark tributaries thread throughout cement like the lines
across palms your ancestors read their futures by. As a child you wondered why
there were no smiles and how come color hadn’t been invented yet
in photos–strangers Dad called family lined up next to what looked like a shed–how
did they live there? What shape would their mouths form, if they could see what we
consider home? Just tonight their stark resemblance showed up in your own face, framed
within the grainy hue of the rear-view mirror–more than shadowy etchings prove
their blood proves itself in you. So you carry them into tomorrow

–Ramona McCallum

Advertisements

Comments on: "24. To the Stars Through Difficulty: Ramona McCallum" (2)

  1. Wonderful, Ramona.

  2. Linda Cohagan said:

    Well, hello Ramona! Oak Grove is thriving, you should visit sometime.

    Linda Cohagan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud