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Poetry Share: "Alice Walker in a June 1, 2022 Tarot Reading"

Be Nobody's Darling by Alice Walker

Be nobody’s darling; Be an outcast. Take the contradictions Of your life And wrap around You like a shawl, To parry stones To keep you warm. Watch the people succumb To madness With ample cheer; Let them look askance at you And you askance reply. Be an outcast; Be pleased to walk alone (Uncool) Or line the crowded River beds With other impetuous Fools.

Make a merry gathering On the bank Where thousands perished For brave hurt words They said.

But be nobody’s darling; Be an outcast. Qualified to live Among your dead.

Alice Walker & Me Posing Like We Do.

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