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"Knots" by Kalifa Lovelace


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Published May 1, 2022


by Kalifa Lovelace
(St. Joseph, Tunapuna-Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago)

We knotted our history together;
in colour and rope
held the weight of our people,
watching still as edges
fray and tear
to hold on to some distant memory
of us.

Kalifa Lovelace is a young writer with a passion for the Caribbean female perspective in all its forms. Her writing explores Caribbean love, lost and had, in the forms of familial, romantic, and self-connections. A budding lawyer by trade, Ms. Lovelace has always had a passion for writing ever since she was a young girl and is determined to make that dream come to life. My family (and I) primarily identify with my maternal grandmother's indigenous heritage. In Trinidad and Tobago this group of people have adopted the name "The Santa Rosa First People's Community".

This poem is included in Poetry World #3, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in First Nations Poetry Magazine:
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by Valerie Cook

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