#NationalPoetryMonth – Day 29



in that funky smooth way
Mos Def has with a rhyme
say my name say my name
hey MA
those boys call out every morning
like they’re getting a response
to their question
that’s what they must be
if they think that shit’s
gonna work on the girls
any girls
they need to grow up
learn to be men
car-RI themselves
with some charm and swagger
make it so us girls
don’t have to roll our eyes every
time we pass
say my name say my name
[and make it sound
like Mos would
all sexy and grown]
or else little boy

April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate – inspired by that badass word warrior Jason Reynolds and my writing promptress Jena Schwartz – I’m going to post a poem every day. These pieces won’t be perfect, they never are, but they’ll be here, every day of April. I hope you stop by and enjoy the words and maybe even feel moved to share some of your own.

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