• and if i if i ever let love go because the hatred and the whisperings become a phantom dictate i o- bey in lieu of impulse and realities (the blossoming flamingos of my wild mimosa trees) then let love freeze me out. (from i must become a menace to my enemies)

    June Jordan (2012). “Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan”, p.232, Copper Canyon Press