i am deliberate & afraid of nothing
i am deliberate & afraid of nothing
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i am deliberate & afraid of nothing

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New Year's Day
The day feels put together hastily
like a gift for grateful beggars
being better than no time at all
but the bells are ringing
in cities I have never visited
and my name is printed over doorways
I have never seen
While extracting a bone
or whatever is tender or fruitful
from the core of indifferent days
I have forgotten
the touch of sun
cutting through uncommitted mornings
The night is full of messages
I cannot read
I am too busy forgetting
air like fur on my tongue
and these tears
which do not come from sadness
but from grit in a sometimes wind

Rain falls like tar on my skin
my son picks up a chicken heart at dinner
asking
does this thing love?
Deft unmalicious fingers of ghosts
pluck over my dreaming
hiding whatever it is of sorrow
that would profit me

I am deliberate
and afraid
of nothing.

Audre Lorde, From a Land Where Other People Live, 1973 


First addition in Black History 2022 capsule collection in limited number.


Because each piece is made by hand, production time is extended.

  • made from 100% 10oz black cotton canvas
  • machine stitched seaming on all sides with corresponding thread
  • letters are black cut felt, affixed with heat
  • hang string is cotton black twill tape with hand knotted loops on a hard wood hang stick.
  • pennant measures 12.5 inches X 17inches not including hang string
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