From Coretta Scott King to Martin Luther King Jr. by Fortesa Latifi

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From Coretta Scott King to Martin Luther King Jr

I loved you knowing the blood would come.
I loved you knowing people in the streets
would be chanting your name. I dreamt
of you before I loved you and woke
holding my hand out for yours.
Nothing has changed, sweetheart.
I always knew there was a war
out there and the best way
to face it has always been

Fortesa Latifi

Fortesa Latifi is a 23-year old poet who calls the desert home. She is a Master’s of Journalism & Mass Communication student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. This is her third collection of poetry. Her work has been published through To Write Love On Her Arms, Kosovo 2.0, and Vagabond City Lit.

from her book, No Matter the Time, available for purchase here.