I’ve pondered to myself time and time again– what can’t Red Summer do? She’s an actress, author, a performer of the spoken word, a documentary producer–the list goes on. She’s basically a lesbian superwoman, who’s always happy to share her talents with the world.
She’s as gracious as she is talented, just recently speaking at the University of Georgia for ‘The Women & Girls in Georgia Conference,’ a conference that aims at empowering our young girls. Here you’ll find both written and spoken word poetry.
Because I Never Loved You..
I’m glad I never wrote you poetry
Never wasted a drop of ink
to ensure your immortality
Never spent an hour depicting you marvelous
Never carved into marble this feeling
I drafted for you
Not once did I try to describe
the things I lost in the fire of your tongue
not even for my girlfriends or the insurance adjuster
I did not outline you
defining the shape of your curve
or fill you in with vibrant color
I did not make you my art
Did not moan you into any microphone
Even when you crucified me
I crafted no graven images in your honor
Never named you gospel
Left no sepia snapshots to accentuate the obituary
I didn’t even watch the tears fall
in search of rainbows hiding
in the pools before they dried
I never danced this desperation
Never folded my heart into elaborate origami
And I most certainly
Wrote you poetry
Here she is in action.
Here is the extended trailer for a “Alnisa”, a documentary she directed.