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Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry

Short fiction and poetry by Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Marilyn Fullen-Collins, Ai, Lucille Clifton, hattie gossett, Colleen McElroy, and a host of other fine writers.

Daughters by Jackie Warren-Moore



I find myself there. Waiting and laughing. Holding hands

with my daughter. Loving her as I never loved myself.

Little girl laughter in threes.

Old self.

New self.

Daughter.



We are three.

We are one.

Splashing water that falls in triangles against soft

brown skin.

Shadows form as I prepare to leave.

I am reluctant to leave them there.

We join hands--old self, new self, daughter.

Skipping home.