My featured poem for today is taken from No Matter the Wreckage, a poetry anthology by Sarah Kay. I love the cover. I found a few poems that I really liked but I decided to share an excerpt of one that struck me the most. This is what Kay said about her poem, Hands:
This is the original version of this poem. The version that most folks are familiar with is the one that aired on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam on HBO, but that was edited for time. The first version of this poem was created in December 2004.
Many thanks to Dani at Doing the Work That Matters for hosting the Poetry Friday round-up!