are your choices still bronze, not quite perfect but trying?
when you leap for an apple, do your fingers touch air?
do you smile at a challenge, at the roxies and cjs?
do you trust too much, when your voice isn’t clear?
strong women, strong men
they make up a family
you are part of that, too
young charlie, chuck bell
In honor of National Poetry Month, and Rebound, Kwame Alexander’s stellar new novel in verse.