The Story Of My Mothers

                 © Kwubei Nnebuife, 2018


you have to open a man's head
to see the depth of his heart

you have to ask my father for
the meaning of balled up fists
and flying head scarves anger

and you have to ask my mother
for the different shades of purple

the preacher man thinks prayer
and submission and patience
will open a man's head and show his heart

this is the story of my mothers.

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