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Common Ground
GVL (March 29,1963 / Boston, Mass)

Common Ground

Poem By Gainor Ventresco Laney

The black women poets sang to me
white as sand
of flower eyes and caged birds
love and freedom
Down inside
they crushed me 'till I bled

The words I write now
too shallow
too empty
Cannot explain my need
to meet again on common ground

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