April 11, 2013

you will not erase me | National Poetry Month

There will not be a
blank
white
page
where the story
 of my life unfolded.

No button can delete
my culture
my community
my creativity.

No, you will not erase me.

My passion lives beyond
files
and
folders
that are so  easily
lost
misplaced
erased.

You will not make me
un-documented
by deleting the documents
of my life.

You will not erase me.

It is beyond your power
to purge my existence
 from memory.

My thoughts live.
My heart loves.
My soul soars.

No, you will not erase me
because I am free.

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