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LATORIAL FAISON was born April 14, 1973 in Southampton County, VA. She is author of eleven poetic titles, including best-selling Amazon Kindle titles Mother to Son, I Am Woman, flesh, Love Poems, The Marriage Bed, the 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History series, and children's book, Kendall's Golf Lesson. This University of Virginia and VA TECH graduate's poetry and prose have appeared in Mandala Journal, The Watering Hole, Obsidian, About Place Journal, Blackberry: a magazine, Chickenbones, Kalyani, Deep South Magazine, The Chattahoochee Review, Poetry Quarterly & elsewhere. Visit Faison online at Invite her to your next event. Purchase her books in paperback and downloadable eBook formats at Amazon or Barnes n' Noble online booksellers.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Like Roman Soldiers on Good Friday

For whom have you come?
Mama in Fall & Daddy in Summer
Were not enough?
You have orchestrated grief
For names I can no longer call
Hands I can no longer hold
And I harvest what we
For 35 years were
The whole of a legacy going down
With a house that hard work built.

The salt in their wounds misunderstood
In you is their truth & dare of eternal life 
But how & why & where 
Does one go & into thy bosom fall?

Silenced by a blowing out of candles
You alone are something
Everything & nothing
A bamboo floor
Gray hairs in a pink brush
66 acres & a fool's joke 
History played on us.

From old places with new opportunities
Death, you have come 
Like Roman soldiers on Good Friday
Fulfilling the law to crucify the called.

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