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  • Black people in America,  I AM WOMAN,  Poetry,  women

    POEM: I Am from…

    I am LaShawnda, sister of Kim and Nicolette. We are daughters of Terry Ann, the daughter of Bessie Mae, The daughter of Lizzie, the daughter of Mae Emma, the daughter of Many Unknowns. I am from coconut oil and bergamot grease From pinto beans and bananas. I am from the light. From home-cooked meals and shadowy corners, From Thanksgiving feasts…