NYU Black Renaissance Noire NYU Black Renaissance Noire Volume 16.2: Fall 2016 - Page 110

RABEARIVELO : The Poet ’ s Origin Leads to a Totem
The poet ’ s origin leads to a totem His poems escort a circle of dancers Ballet Flamenco Jazz Salsa Rumba Tango Waltz Turn sound into an altered eaten verb Fathers ask new spirals to the dance And each word Mothers a season each Glyph a pattern the whole thing fits Stoned on the road to plural ecstasies Dance becomes a medication of the body