Sonia Sanchez

Winner of the 2001 Frost Medal

A Poem for Jesse

your face like
summer lightning
gets caught in my voice
and i draw you up from
deep rivers
taste your face of a
thousand names
see you smile
a new season
hear your voice
a wild sea pausing in the wind.

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"A Poem for Jesse" by Sonia Sanchez from homegirls and handgrenades. Copyright 1984 by Sonia Sanchez. All rights reserved. Reprinted with the permission of Thunder's Mouth Press.

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