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  • Writer's pictureKamille D. Whittaker

From Audre Lorde's "A Litany for Survival No. 42"

Updated: Feb 18, 2020

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


like bread in our children’s mouths

so their dreams will not reflect

the death of ours ...


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