Michelle Parkerson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“The truest image of ourselves comes from ourselves. Voice and Vision
“The truest image of ourselves comes from ourselves. Voice and Vision reflect the racial/sexual realities of life. I seek to explore and to express all parameters of this space.

Michelle Parkerson reading from her book of poetry Waiting Rooms, at the Evans-Tibbs Gallery in Washington, D.C. April 1983.

From Blacklight Vol. 1, No. 5

photo: Sidney Brinkley ©

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In our old age
we will have gray silver hair,
and
wise or wasteful wrinkles,
maiden/aunt/spinsters
smiling.


Others,
taking ten steps to our one,
will not see us:
the eyes not knowing
our images,
nor the shadows they imposed.


Time
will shroud us,
slipping in and out
of crowds
and closets,
camouflaged
in the normalcy of seasons.


We were people who loved our selves.
We were women who loved women.
We were/will/be.

©1979 Michelle Parkerson