Poetry by Summer of Sisterhood (collaborative piece)
Every year I watch another heart break Post another memory Create another hashtag Light another candle Release another balloon Design another RIP shirt Say another prayer Write another poem Mourn another loved one Support another friend Lay another rose Close another casket Count another grave
Summer of Sisterhood
This poem is a collaborative piece written by participants in the West Side Community House's Summer of Sisterhood program under the guidance of Ali Black in 2020. The Summer of Sisterhood is an intensive, 8-week summer arts camp designed to teach inner-city girls how creative expression can transform a community and positively impact public perception. Participants work with professional artist/teachers in several areas of the arts, including music and poetry composition, creative writing, dance, and acting to develop a project that they write, perform, and record. The summer culminates in a live performance and/or showing of works.