À La Carte: another Black Body takes on the role of narrator

i dream about time
i dream, that it loves me
that time will give Black Bodies more of itself

this poem is about a universe where time runs the world
this poem is about a universe where time aint got no time for Black Bodies
a universe in which time plays chess with Black Bodies

check mate.

the speaker of this poem has died
another Black Body takes on the role of narrator

this poem is about a universe where time runs the world
this poem is about a universe where Black Bodies don’t make it to the bbq
                                                                   some call it CP time, but I know
this poem is about a universe where time aint got no time for Black Bodies
therefore,                               Black Bodies don’t always make it to the

the speaker of this poem has died
another Black Body takes on the role of narrator

this poem is about a universe where

the speaker of this poem has died
another Black Body takes on the role of narrator
another Black Body takes on the role of narrator
another Black Body takes on the role of narrator
another Black Body takes on the role of narrator
another Black

 

Maurisa Li-A-Ping is an Afro-Caribbean Black Queer Woman. She is a storyteller and educator raised by a village of Black women in Brooklyn, New York. Maurisa utilizes poetry as a site for social justice and inclusion to promote student learning and development on college campuses. Her performances have allowed her to touch stages at the world-famous Apollo Theater, United Nations, Poetic License festival, Barclay Center and more. Her dedication to her craft has led her to receive the Ernst Pawel Award for literary excellence, and national and regional honors from The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Maurisa is currently continuing her education as a Master’s student at Indiana University Bloomington and has forthcoming publication in Black Diasporas: Essays on being Black and Bicultural and Wusgood Mag.