For Maya, Seven Ways To Look At a Black Notebook

1. Scribbled black ink drawings

forced knowledge

thrown to the ground

2. boyish hands

hold a black pen

jots down notes of legend

3. my black seam

never creased, his pages 

never filled 

4. poems spill from

line to line


with black sorrow

5. stranger to daylight

i, diary 

to blackened deeds

6. white spaces mixed with black lines

unified on 

one page

7. home to happy hands

and words

and black pupils


  1. kellieraypaxton · May 29, 2014

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  2. Lia · May 29, 2014

    love this! what a great presence lost!

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