If it's any sort of consolation, every day I don't write a poem feels like a week. So a month in blogyears is like a lifetime in poettime.
But now, I've got lots saved up and I've got some trojan horses to pull from the stables. So what say you to a poem a week for a month???? Yay or nay?
I am Bigger than black-
I have a mirror the size of africa
and I ask it questions in rhyming couplets-
I am more than slavery and slaves
african princes who came to the colonies with nothing
but their lives and left with less.
I am more than house niggers eating scraps
from the master’s table.
I am not the so-called negro in America;
I am not an african in America-
I am greater than the sum of my parts
scattered and reassembled at appomatox.
I am a bigger word than miscegenation-
I am larger than horse-faced gods and lion-breasted goddesses
I am beyond the pale
I am older than my face.