#FiveMinuteFriday: More (a poem)

Poetry social justice Strength Writing

//In restless accord
straight walk – navigate
from assigned seating

“it’s not your turn”
to speak on calling
from the telephone

Ma is in ICU

Strap clothes on
Half eaten breakfast
Hair  s   t   r   u   n   g  out

the call to more

hold hands
uncross d
r
i
p lines
scribble words in a journal

homebound

fight the struggle
to stay woke
awakening like the beginning

From my rib
and of my flesh
(S)  (H)  (E)

equality

Hide poems in the
psalms of my hands
used to answer the phone

it’s your call to more.//

It’s #FiveMinuteFriday at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is MORE. Above is five minutes of free flow writing. I’m not a prose kind of person at 4:00 a.m. I welcome your comments and thoughts.

The forward slashes (//) indicate where the timer started and ended. Your turn! Join us at Kate’s place.

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