Mother Sonia

Thank you for paving the way

For Black Woman poets

Like me

You see

You, like Ogun, cleared the way

For us to lyrically bite down

With teeth you helped to sharpen

Make pages bleed the sorrows we transcribe through our pens

Mother Sonia

You looked like the sun

Hiding behind those grey locs

82 years young

To remind us that it is only our soul that is infinite

It will keep our Black skin from cracking

When Amerika is whipping us in broad daylight