Toi Derricotte

(April 12, 1941 / Hamtramck, Michigan)

Comments about Toi Derricotte

  • Rookie Joanne Elliott (1/18/2014 7:21:00 PM)

    A wondrous poet - so deep & meaningful.

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  • Rookie - 114 Points Benjuzzy Okpuzor (1/20/2012 5:16:00 AM)

    wawu, too lovely, good poems mum

  • Rookie Jerry Buckley (1/19/2012 12:29:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed your poem The Weakness... a powerful and honest write. Thanks.... Jerry Buckley

  • Rookie Ward Stewart (1/18/2012 7:31:00 PM)

    Bless your sweet heart!

The Weakness

That time my grandmother dragged me
through the perfume aisles at Saks, she held me up
by my arm, hissing, "Stand up,"
through clenched teeth, her eyes
bright as a dog's
cornered in the light.
She said it over and over,
as if she were Jesus,
and I were dead.She had been

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