The Ankh On Her Wrist

by Athena

...seeped ink into blue blood 
bleed red/black/green 
soft pink of woman 
she blad/faded/braided/relaxed 
un-nerved woman 
...child bearer 
love giver/reciever 
dreamer in technicolor fantasies 
on the move-stop and go! 
ankh on her wrist 
sankofa on her back 
dirt on her feet 
no ring on her finger but one on her heart 
she symbol of life 
raised fists and revolutions 
shouts and whispers of freedom 
she scribe on paper in soul alphabets/dialects 
not speaking of action but doing 
she community development 
power to the people! 
she non-profits 
profits for the profit of the people 
good people to people be good 
...poet her pain away 
their pain away 
a way to move forward 
her story tells all stories 
in brown/black/white/yellow/red 
lilting accent on her words 
she smiles comfort to the masses 
...ankh on her wrist 

The Ankh On Her Wrist by Athena

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