My Ancestors
By Kristin Richardson Jordan
 
I dig for those in my family tree
Closeted histories tucked away in the leaves
Pain’s buried then deep with longings to forget
And attempts to protect the children
So now in this generation
I dig through these leaves
Fishing for remnants and missing memories
Stories about how my people survived
For there is great strength here tucked inside my family tree
 
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Friday April 29th – book launch at SISTER’S UPTOWN BOOKSTORE 1942 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10032 @ 6-8pm
 
Saturday April 30th – staged reading at FREEDOM HALL 113 W 128th St New York, NY 10027 @ 1-3pm
 
Sunday May 1st – book is available for purchase online on Amazon and PensUp.com