I’m currently reading a book of poetry by Sarah Kay called “No Matter The Wreckage”. I can tell you, as a person who has read a lot of poetry, this girl is fantastic. I just read the following poem in the book, went to look for it online to post, and found this video. She is known for her spoken word poetry, which I didn’t know until I went looking for the poem online. This video was made a while ago. In it she is only 18. I can’t tell you how impressed with her I am. Her use of language, the visual impressions she leaves, not to mention the emotion in it. Wow. Just… wow.
In my head I read this more slowly than she speaks it here, but her performance of it adds so much to the meat of it.
I give you… “Hands”, by Sarah Kay