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Acacias
Angela Davis (1976 / USA)

Acacias

Strolling many years ago

Down a street taken over by acacias in bloom

I found out from a friend who knows everything

That you had just gotten married.

I told him that I really

Had nothing to do with it.

I never loved you

— You know that better than I do —

Yet each time the acacias bloom

— Can you believe it? —

I get the very same feeling I had

When they hit me point-blank

With the heartbreaking news

That you had married someone else.


— translated by David Unger

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I read your biography, Angela, and was directed here. I can't imagine what you went through but you appear to be a fighter.....keep fighting, girl. Love, Fran xx
Very well written, reads beautifully despite the terrible topic it brings into the light. It must have been very hard to write, less share with the world. I praise you for such bravery and strength.