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June Jordan

“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, Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems
tags: poetry
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Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems by June Jordan
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