Some Poetry, Some Damage.
Article Type: Poem
Subject: Poetry
Author: Zulu, Itibari M.
Pub Date: 11/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601
Issue: Date: Nov, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 1
Accession Number: 306754389
Full Text: Los Angeles, California

June 17,2004

Itibari M. Zulu is the senior editor of The Journal of Pan African Studies, and the First Vice President of The African Diaspora Foundation. His poetry has appeared in Essence magazine and The Griot (the journal of the Southern Conference on African American Studies).
Some Poetry, Some Damage

   I wish to poet,
   do my
   word thing,
   sleep with the dictionary
   like Harryette Mullen,
   run toward fear
   like Haki R. Madhubuti,
   but never cry, only scream
   for inside people
   like Phyllis Wheatly
   and Jupiter Hammond,
   so I can
   send concepts to words,
   and words to concepts,
   special delivery.

   Yes,
   I plan to write
   some poetry;
   extract my dictionary,
   and do
   some damage.
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