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Black History Month, a poem from the Desert Island Supply Company

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Updated February 2021

Black History Month by Achaia L.

Black history month is
not an old stone ready
to be thrown. It’s a
fresh flower waiting
to be picked.
The beautiful light shining down on it
Makes the fertile ground
heat up a bit. The seeds
turn to roots
and the roots
turn into a delicate tree
standing with its leaves
spreading out wide
waiting for its time
to shine.

This poem was taken from the book, Jellyfish In Disguise, a book of poems created by students in the Woodlawn area, and from Putnam Middle School, produced by Desert Island Supply Company. To learn more about Desert Island Supply Company and the work they are doing in the Woodlawn area of Birmingham, please visit, Desert Island Supply Co..

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