through bitten lips. Tight and clung…wisps through teeth. Hollow, curved and turned. Flung around tongue, wrapped around jaws.
Stretched through me. Opened air
throughout and round about
Wide, long, and puffed.
The Great Lena Horne
Lena Horne via last.fm
Lena Horne’s journey into ancestor-hood took place on May 9, 2010. Her departure sparked memories of her activism, her historic steps, and her beauty and poise. With her proper southern drawl, she soothed and guided us all. R.I.P. Mama Lena Horne.
Image by Smithsonian Institution via Flickr
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