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Toi Derricotte

BPR 46 | 2019

I don’t know why poets love me! Famous
poets, great writers who treat me

as if I’m their equal. In my childhood,
they called me D-head; they said my feet

were gunboats. “Sing so-
lo,” they said, “so low

we can’t hear you.” But

in the pictures I can see that
little light of glad living in my eyes.