A response to In a Rhythm Mar 22, 2018

by Imani Sims

 In a Rhythm

A response to In a Rhythm by Bebe Miller Company (Mar 15-18, 2018) (Photo: Robert Altman)



the separation
of gray matter
against white

hollows the eyes
of watchers chuckling
against black.

the separation
of black skin
against white

shuffles meaning
under step step
swing, walk walk walk






Imani Sims is a bourbon-loving, stiletto-wearing, Seattle native who spun her first performance poem at the age of fourteen. Her book (A)live Heart is available on Sibling Rivalry Press


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