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Audre Lorde

I am
the sun and moon and forever hungry
the sharpened edge
where day and night shall meet
and not be
one.

— Audre Lorde, from “From the House of Yemanjá,” The Black Unicorn: Poems. (W. W. Norton & Company; Reissue edition, August 17, 1995) Originally published 1978.

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