Great and powerful voice
Stilled by death
But not by Time
Woman of the Ages, we salute you
Your stories resonate
and rip us from our complacency,
Gorgeous in their terrible beauty,
as were you.
Radiant, Terrible, True.
Swift journey home.
Join Maya, Octavia, Zora, so many sisters
and all the mute Black women whose voices
you channeled for us to finally hear.
We were transformed.
We will miss your Voice
and cherish your Truth.