Poems in August

This month’s collection of poems focuses on love and identity in society. An anonymous poet penned the first piece and I loved their description of one’s realization of love. My favorite line is “like a miner’s first glimpse of life from the dusty darkness.” During Emmett Till’s birth month, poets around the nation shared pieces about his life and the future ripped from his hands. This poem specifically spoke to me through its repetition and diction. I love how bold and raw Epistle is. I love how its author illustrates commonly held ideas in a fresh way. Another poet without a name spoke Three into existence by using blocked phrasing to separate time periods. Last up is WAKE ME UP WHEN MY GENDER ENDS- a time-appropriate work that made my heart soar. Find beautiful poetry around you this month and meditate on it!