FEATURED POEM

This is our featured poem of the month, "a note on the body" by Danez Smith (from Don't Call Us Dead, Graywolf Press 2017)

a note on the body

your body still your body

your arms still wing

your mouth still a gun

           you tragic, misfiring bird

you have all you need to be a hero

don't save the world, save yourself

you worship too much & you worship too much

when prayer doesn't work:           dance, fly, fire

this is your hardest scene

when you think the whole sad thing might end

but you live         oh, you live

everyday you wake you raise the dead

         everything you do is a miracle

 

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