James R. Lee

Traveling

Thought I caught a comet's tail
The end of a poem
With tom tom beat
Langston Hughes thought about
In one of his dreamy moments
It flashed through the skies
Of North America
Like searching phrases
Speaking of ancient rivers
Lifted me to the Rift Valley


James R. Lee studied African affairs and international relations at Howard University and American University in Washington, D.C. His work appears in Muse of Fire and Afrocentric Anthology.

The Journal of African Travel-Writing, Number 5, October 1998 (p. 87).

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