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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet

Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet

"Maya Angelou died." These three words flashed across the screen on my phone and the news etched a notch of pain upon my heart. I did not speak to anyone about the news. I went about my day in May as usual, except that my heart hurt with the dull ache that lingers in the shadow of sadness. My heart ached because the last of the ink had dried, the pen laid down, the hand stilled, and the words stopped. Another giant of our generation, laid to rest. I started reading Dr. Angelou's works at the cusp of adulthood. In that space, where I stood akimbo, with one foot in childhood and the other in womanhood, her words were part of the bridge that ushered me into the reality of adult...

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