By Nikki Giovanni

Insightful and enjoyable, this selection of poetry captures the essence of the African American adventure for younger people.

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Ready For a metamorphosis to come back. . . awaiting a metamorphosis. . . to return. . . ready For a metamorphosis racing opposed to the sunlight I experience the rainbow. . . spinning round mixing. . . bending. . . down during the stars winding my means. . . to the sea of desires Racing opposed to the sunlight There isn’t a lot time . . . i've got loads to do I forge westward Ho with a dream or for the entire girls and boys hot of their beds anticipating the solar I’m just like the wind . . . I can’t be visible Whispering via . . . at the airborne dirt and dust of moonbeams I blanket the area . . . with peppermint goals domestic sooner than the solar foundation-wise: rock good i'm archaeology. . . I mine the human soul . . . for undiscovered energy i'm background. . . I seek our prior. . . for unacknowledged truths i'm a raindrop. . . decided to make a Grand Canyon i'm a rock . . . charged via the spirit of humanity . . . to upward thrust to mountainous proportions i'm the salve . . . Liberally, Artfully, Scientifically . . . practice me I come to fulfill. . . i'm a poem Rocks aren't born . . . they're made. . . fused from sand and sea Boiled to an outstanding volcanic brew. . . until eventually liquefied . . . they bubble over. . . laughingly attaining. . . for the sunlight discovering in its place . . . a chilly north wind . . . preventing the sunlight dance. . . with jagged edges What strong is a butterfly i'm a moth . . . flirting dangerously with mild. , . my season isn't lengthy i'm existence. . . conserving in my tenuous hand. . . All that people ever will comprehend Butterflies. . . and books . . .

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