Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Maya Angelou has left the building...

Now I know why it has been raining… Maya Angelou died today. 

She left the world quietly by all accounts, 
Yet her life made NOISE.

I went to a reading/performance  
At the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley 
More than a decade ago. 

She danced at the podium 
declaimed, sang, laughed 
embodied her art in a vivid 
one-woman show 
that remains 
with me
like the impression of 
a shooting star. 

I loved her that night. 
Wanted that freedom. 
Wanted my words, my passion 
to leak out of me 
the way it leaked out of her.   

She said once, "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."  
We will miss you, Maya.

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