African American Poetry (1870-1928): A Digital Anthology

Angelina Weld Grimke, "Under the Days" (1927)

Under The Days
By Angelina W. Grimke'

The days fall upon me;
One by one, they fall,
Like leaves. . . .
They are black,
They are grey.
They are white;
They are shot through with gold and fire.
They fall,
They fall
They cover me,
They crush,
They smother.
Who will ever find me
Under the days? 

Published in Carolina Magazine, May 1927

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