Ginger Bread Mama


i love you ginger bread mama

ginger bread mama

all sweet and brown

love you more than tired boys

love collard greens and candied yams

more than new watermelons

do the sun

before you i was older

and owned a sky of sleep

and not even cowboy dreams

were poets enough to wish me you.

now in brownness warm

everything is everything and

our forms move in soft affirmations.

trying not to wake up the sun.

This poem is reflective of Literary Poetry composed by black poets during the nineteen sixties in the United States of America. This poetic format could challenge the normal reader of poetry.

The author of this poem is currently unknown ... but still provides that strong link in the Unbroken Chain of Black Poetry.