Power Trip

after “Power” by audre lorde

Illustration: Suhad Khatib

AAudre Lorde wrote a poem called “Power” after learning about the acquittal of a white police officer for murdering a 10-year-old black child in 1973. The poem begins, “The difference between poetry and rhetoric / is being ready to kill / yourself / instead of your children.”

aja monet

poet(a). For all inquiries: daphne@ajamonet.com

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