We've been having some deep, intense discussions on race and sex the past 2 months. At our last session we did a brief writing exercise. The results were so moving and startling that I asked participants if I could put their poems on our blog. The assignment was to write a 6-word poem responding to the question: "What process do Black men use to lovingly connect with their humanity within a community that fears their power? How do they reveal their power effectively?"
vulnerable self recalls mother's love unyielding
deliberate stillness informing
its hard. dont stop. attempt again.
shunned but not feared