Rae Marie Taylor | WHAT IS IT


about the voices of those we love
that makes them

Is it our cells
that sound
beyond the child’s complaint
or with the lilt of the toy’s story
that meld
the sister’s tone with the toast and jelly

that carries and unfolds the caress
that rings     in the sound of voices of
those we love

What is it
about the sound of voices of those we love
how do they ring and carry
thoughtful knowing
and response

How do we do without them?

How is it that they bring us home?

Author’s Bio

Spoken Word poet and visual artist, Rae Marie Taylor has authored and produced the CD, Black Grace, as well as seven bilingual spoken word shows in Quebec and New Mexico. Her book of essays, The Land: Our Gift and Wild Hope, was finalist for the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.