you can feel it coming

so familiar
not yet arrived
but heavy on your spirit /
marching
towards you
your joy
your sisters
quivering /
you remember
harriet
and nat
and sojourner
and bayard
and all the mommas
who straightened their backs
bent from the weight
of burying their babies
calling you
you
you
step forth.
it’s your time.
stand tall.

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