The usual randomness found on the magical, mystical interwebs. I am a yogini, sewist, wife, daughter, aunt, and friend who likes fast cars, "exotic" yogurts, the Oxford comma, and Elvis Presley. Namaste, y'all!
This elegy for the great Billie Holiday, by Sonia Sanchez, appears in Jazz Poems, a vibrant Everyman’s Pocket Poets volume edited by Kevin Young.
For Our Lady
yeh. billie. if someone had loved u like u shud have been loved ain’t no tellen what kinds of songs u wud have swung gainst this country’s wite mind. or what kinds of lyrics wud have pushed us from our blue / nites. yeh. billie. if some blk / man had reallee made u feel permanentlee warm. ain’t no tellen where the jazz of yo / songs wud have led us.