Part of my July 2013 Readercon 250 daily words goal
From Arabia’s routes & Alexandria’s storehouse
To this kitchen cupboard, I’ve kept bark
Its powder temperate & dry & clear-headed—pulverized
Over a peeled, unhinged banana like dust and forgetting —surrendered
What is done is what is carried is
What gets stuck in your cereal
Spotlighted in dawn’s remote flare
A slow guitar, a long voyage, a tree bare
We must stop breathing to swallow
& to swallow much has to be weathered
Tossed about & wrecked—a flushing sound
A flood rinses travel & storeroom debris
After breakfast, no hunger to distract—emptied
(c) Copyright SSNI 2013
Saturday, July 6th
Shayna S. Israel is an educator, organizer, artist (poet/rapper) and founder. It is her passion for social justice and commitment to constructing spaces for womyn to develop leadership, networks and distinct voice that threads her various commitments.
This blog is to share daily writings as a way to make space for and honor creative voice.
I draw inspiration from daily happenings, news media, history, special events and whatever my heart desires.