Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Words of wisdom

"One of the worst traps
is finding yourself
despising someone
really good.

There they are
wearing a miniskirt
talking dirty
but washing
the filthy
feeding the hungry
defending the poor
befriending the dead.

& all you can
say in your

their bleached hair
& studded
hardly goes
with so much

-Alice Walker (from Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth)

1 comment:

Wendy said...

You should print that out and leave it as a gift for the poetry house. Take a poem, leave a poem.