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ENGL.364.201: African American Drama - Mitchell

Sonia Sanchez

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Sonia Sanchez

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i see my history
standing like a shy child
and i chant lullabies
as i ride my past on horseback
tasting the thirst of yesterday tribes
hearing the ancient/black/woman
me, singing hay-hay-hay-hay-ya-ya-ya.
hay-hay-hay-hay-ya-y a-ya.
like a slow scent
beneath the sun

from Present, by Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez