Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April!
Today’s poem is from Danez Smith’s book of poems titled Don’t Call Us Dead.
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
This book can be found in the Island Free Library
collection, upstairs under call number 8116 SMI.
Stay tuned for another poem tomorrow!