Quotation by Margaret Abigail Walker

With veins rolling roughly over quick hands
They have many clean words to say.
My grandmothers were strong.
Why am I not as they?
Margaret Abigail Walker (b. 1915), U.S. poet. Lineage (l. 9–12). . .

Poetry of Black America, The; Anthology of the 20th Century. Arnold Adoff, ed. (1973) Harper & Row.
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