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August 02, 2009


I met Yona waaay back at Howard U. when she dropped into a meeting of YAWA: Young African Writers Association. I can't remember the poem she read, but she was already a fully committed poet and its heartening to see she is continuing to blossom in her art.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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