Love is a word another kind of open—
As a diamond comes into a knot of flame
I am black because I come from the earth’s inside
Take my word for jewel in your open light.
The late activist, poet, novelist, and essayist Audre Lorde would have been 79 today. Celebrate her legacy by checking out her writing. You can find much of her poetry and prose online, and listening to recordings of her public readings is a real, radical, beautiful joy.