I HUGGED MAYA ANGELOU

I HUGGED MAYA ANGELOU
(when standing, Maya Angelou was 6’0″ tall)
You sat.
My tears came to bat.
I leaned down and in.
Like your words
we hugged beyond your skin.
Your embrace,
your words of grace
made you taller and more statuesque than
5 foot 9 and 1/2 inch me.
You were the woman
with the tallest words in the world.
(I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Maya Angelou at the a Harlem Book Fair where she was being honored in early 2000)
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  1. I had followed her for years. Loved her work. When she had her work at Hallmark I alway bought it The Christmas special that showed her in her home. I will never forget the book shelves made into the kitchen bar. She will be missed. But her words will go on forever.

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