Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind

Daily Bread: Sustainable Nourishing Practices for Community Accountable Scholars

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(images by Mekhi Baldwin)

Audre Lorde’s contemporary and interlocuter James Baldwin talked about the passion of making love and breaking bread as equal versions of presence and purpose.  Last night during the LAST (sniffle) session of the first every Brilliance Remastered Webinar on a Sustainable Erotics of Community Accountable Scholarship we talked about how to make passionate and connected work our everyday practice and how to put spaces, places, times and reminders in our lives to bring us back to passionate purpose whenever we feel disconnected from the source of our transformative brilliance.

 

This may look like a group poem, but it is really a spell, blessing everyday forward and binding our love-filled Brilliance Remastered crew together forever!!!!!!!

 

 

Daily Bread

 

By the Sustainable Erotics Crew

 

 

 

connected to purpose like daily bread

 

giving thanks like daily bread

 

poetry like daily bread.

 

forgiveness like daily bread.

 

laughter like daily bread.

 

creating is my daily bread

 

 

 

loving like daily bread

 

making love like daily bread

 

loving my muscles like daily bread

 

(especially especially my heart)

 

smiling from the inside out like dailybread

 

celebrating me like daily bread

 

celebrating us like daily bread

 

 

 

embracing the now like daily bread

 

moving the body like daily bread, making new shapes

 

living in my body like daily bread

 

 

 

claiming my breathing like daily bread

 

shining my light like daily bread

 

affirming my being like daily bread

 

 

 

dancing like daily bread

 

sitting in silence like daily bread

 

listening like daily bread

 

listening to hear like daily bread

 

profound connection like daily bread.

 

sharing truth like daily bread

 

 

 

 

 

drinking water like daily bread

 

eating fruit like daily bread

 

good food like daily bread

 

deep breaths like daily bread

 

bubble baths and candles like daily bread

 

 

 

books on the bedside like daily bread.

 

feet on the ground like daily bread

 

walking with loved ones like bread (daily)

 

thanking my ancestors like daily bread

 

 

 

reaching out with love like daily bread.

 

showing affection like daily bread

 

touching things lightly like daily bread

 

being accountable like daily bread

 

being aware of surroundings like daily bread

 

immersing in the process like daily bread

 

 

 

questions rising like the bubbles of yeast in daily bread

 

speaking my mind even when my voice shakes like daily bread

 

 

 

thankful for another day’s daily bread

 

 

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