Thursday, January 27, 2011

2 poems from Eden

the preacher

with words like fists
landing blow after blow as he
yanked up her skirt

when he came
he would curse
then call on God

and call her



is what he called it
the older boy who took her
to the back of the bus
tall dark and ugly
he schooled her that day
before (her) first

Eden Joshua is a NY native and has performed her poetry in such places as The Bowery Poetry Theatre, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre and Brooklyn Moon Cafe among others. She currently resides in East TN and is working on her first book of poetry.

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