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Every Day I Birth the Blues by Tichaona Chinyelu

Every Day I Birth the Blues
Indigo, at first
blue palms
black dorsum.
Before successive ships, such
meant communion but here
I am doubly freakish
but not enough
to stop lashes
from lacerating
my lexicon
and mind memories
of trees and savannahs
not unlike those here.
They bloom like the blood
falling from my body.
And with each drop,
the word they whisper
calls to me
and when I heal,
I answer.

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Tichaona Chinyelu

Tichaona Chinyelu is a writer, mother and author of three books of poetry: In the Whirlwind, Still Living on my Feet and Contraband Marriage.   Ms. Chinyelu’s work has been published in LineZero, Step Up to the Mic: A Poetry Explosion and various online journals including  Poems of Solidarity for Haiti – In Motion Magazine, Sierra Leone Web, etc.

Ms. Chinyelu has also published books by A. Shakur Towns, Melanie YeYo Carter and Abena Isake under the banner of her publishing company, Whirlwind Publishing.  She also maintains a blog at stilllivingonmyfeet.com.