Thursday Poem

BLK History Month

If Black History Month is not
viable then wind does not
carry the seeds and drop them
on fertile ground
rain does not
dampen the land
and encourage the seeds
to root
sun does not
warm the earth
and kiss the seedlings
and tell them plain:
You’re As Good As Anybody Else

You’ve Got A Place Here, Too

by Nikki Giovanni 

from Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea
HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2002