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A Litany For Survival – Audre Lorde

In Thoughts on June 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
futures
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours:

For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
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Fearless

In Thoughts on June 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Tonight
we are fearless

we’ll run
with scissors
stare down
a spitting cobra
play chicken
with a high speed train

we have known
our share of pain
swallowed a deeper
kind of poison
we are not afraid
to crash

We’ll walk
naked
into
the eye of storm
call down lightning
and dare it
to touch us

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