Tuesday, January 21, 2014

WANDA COLEMAN ~









Ode for Donny Hathaway




and then there are the one-hit zombies
cursed to an eternity of Monday nights

who runs our music does not make it
controls manufacture and marketing of rhythm
schemes on and fixes the charts. it’s polyphonic
from the dark of the chitlin to solid gold dawn
doublecrossed over

a love come down

after the plunge
sloshing around in limbo

that too sweet gospel splash



_________________
from Hand Dance
  (Black Sparrow Press, 1992)



Wanda Coleman | 1946 - 2013




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