It’s the final day of National Poetry Month!
And for the final poem of the month, I’m sharing “Birds & Bees.”
After listening to Mallory M reciting his poem again, these lines just pierced my heart:
I wonder if Emmett Till got the talk
before he left for Mississippi.
Did his mother tell him that hanging
was the only way that black boys could jump
without their feet ever touching the ground?
Birds & Bees by Mallory M.