Will they clone
Little black/girls…
Who won’t/ die but fight

Will they clone
Little black/girls…
who supplement/stamina
for endless/struggles
to right

Will they clone
Little black/girls…
like Assata—
Sonia, Tubman—
knowing what they know—

Will they clone Little black/girls…
Like Nikki—
Zora, Mommy/Grandma—
who orchestrate transmutation as they go…
under cloaks of duplicity
and breaches/staggering/
Rhetorical…I know

Will they clone
Little black/girls…
Like Billie, Betty, Ida, Winnie—
If it means/ceasing myopic views—
of sturdy women,
microscopic holograms,
chided with allegories,
& mistruths to tortured souls

Will they clone
Little black/girls…
With naps/dreads/locks/
Lost eyes…& fantasies
Far too black
regrettably female/de-feminized/fatal


Will they clone
Little black/girls…
to be reminded of savagery, brutality,
inequality, inequity,
rape & bartering amongst
nasty founders & forefathers

Will they clone
Little black/girls…
Like sojourner, Rosa, Fannie Lou—
Frances Ellen, Maxine, Angela
Who braved notwithstanding,
distracted & detracted
mothers mothering
Who staved unequivocally
And persevered erasing all doubt
Of concession/digression/
And their wonder—

Will they clone
Little black/girls…
Like Nzinga, Hapenshut, Auset, Hathor—
Who share blood & legacy
Of queens/netchers…
Knowing that they know
From where they come
and regeneration

Will they clone
Little black/girls…
With the integrity of legacy
Little black/girls…
Like me—
That won’t die/
But fight

Will they clone
Little black/girls… HUMP!!!
I Know that’s right!

Lois Moses, Esquire 
As an actress, Mrs. Lois Moses has performed extensively throughout the U.S. with the Kuntu Repertory Theater in Pittsburgh and the National Black Author’s Tour in Philadelphia. In addition to performing an off-Broadway run of Lady of Fadima, Moses has been an Acting Instructor and Playwright/Director at Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. 

She has self-published three collections of poetry entitled, Not Just Another…Black/Woman, Missing Pages…(Women Behind the Glass Door), A Timely Trinity and a self-titled spoken word CD. She has performed with poets/artists/musicians such as Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Dr.  Kimmika L. H.  Williams, Regie Gibson, and Jill Scott. Moses conducts motivational workshops for women and men geared toward addressing the necessity of healing and self-evaluation. 

She is an award winning filmmaker for her short film, “And They Jumped into the Water…Some” and is working on a documentary about Dr. Kimmika L.H. Williams-Witherspoon. Moses, from Philadelphia, holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, a law degree from Temple University and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from LaSalle University.

Contacts: www.2deep2.com, www.loismoses.com, loismoses@yahoo.com


Eric Nzeribe