African American Poetry (1870-1926): A Digital Anthology

Georgia Douglas Johnson, "Escape" (1925)

Sorrow, sorrow,
Hug me round
So that I shall not be found
By sorrow;
She pursues me
Everywhere,
I can't lose her
Anywhere.

Fold me in your black
Abyss.
She will never look 
In this,--
Shadows, shadows,
Hug me round
In your solitude 
Profound.


Pubsliehd in The Crisis, May 1925

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