Erotic Fridays: Audre Lorde

Here’s today’s offering, Audre Lorde.

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Audre Lorde born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. As a poet, she is best known for technical mastery and emotional expression, as well as her poems that express anger and outrage at civil and social injustices she observed throughout her life. Her poems and prose largely deal with issues related to civil rights, feminism, lesbianism, and the exploration of black female identity.

I found her like so many others, quite by accident and I’m glad I did. Please enjoy this selection and read more about this incredible woman and poet! Enjoy.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

Recreation

by Audre Lorde

Coming together

it is easier to work

after our bodies

meet

paper and pen

neither care nor profit

whether we write or not

but as your body moves

under my hands

charged and waiting

we cut the leash

you create me against your thighs

hilly with images

moving through our word countries

my body

writes into your flesh

the poem

you make of me.

Touching you I catch midnight

as moon fires set in my throat

I love you flesh into blossom

I made you

and take you made

into me.

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