we be splendid in new bones

Lucille Clifton and this short gem from her collection Good Woman feel like the right way to usher in a new week, a new month, and a new season…

“new bones”

we will wear
new bones again.
we will leave
these rainy days,
break out through
another mouth
into sun and honey time.
worlds buzz over us like bees,
we be splendid in new bones.
other people think they know
how long life is.
how strong life is.
we know.

3 thoughts on “we be splendid in new bones

    1. …that’s actually how I read the book first. I was an RA that year and led the discussion of it for my freshmen. She’s amazing.

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