… but not without words to remember her by.
From “The Woman I am in my Dreams”
“The woman I am in my dreams
breaks all the rules about shoes
wears them high and red
with killer spike heels
moves from Nikes to spikes
and the kind of pumps
that go with a dress
and having your hair done.”
She was the first poet I’d ever seen. A black woman. My parents took me to her reading. They bought me a copy of her book “Borrowed Beauty” and she signed it. That reading was an introduction to poetry and eventually, becoming a poet…
Here’s an article about her: http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/1263141.html
I encourage all you to look up some of her poems this week and get to know the work of Maxine Tynes.