Jim Cohn: Black Diamond Mind

Spring '14 TOC

in memory of Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka


True Self Consciousness,
                        You are a democracy unto yourself.
(There is democracy in each of us.)

            Sonya Sanchez said, “We could never
Imagine ourselves on this earth
                                    Without dear brother Amiri”

            (Subterranean night-colored magi,
                        working inside
                                     the soul of the world)

& then she quoted these words––Verte y no Verte
            (“To have seen you
                        and to see you no more.”).


Jim Cohn
10 January 2014


Not Enough Night
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