i knew i’d have the task of teaching a young
woman the laws of gravity: how the heart falls
& tumbles, sometimes. how it is designed to soar,
how soft words & ginger tea keep it buoyant.
Mahogany L. Browne,  excerpted from her poem entitled retrospect: 1997.  published in the forthcoming book For Some Time Now: Performance Poets of New York City. photographs by Jonathan Weiskopf, edited by Jeanann Verlee, to be released on April 22, 2012 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.  for more info, visit the facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/304517659613940/ (via goodpoets)