lifetsyle

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One Minus One Minus One


This is a first map of territory
I will have to explore as poems,
again and again


My mother murdering me
to have a life of her own


What would I say
(if I could speak about it?)


My father raising me
to be a life that he
owns


What can I say
(in this loneliness)

Written by June Jordan (1936 - 2002)

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