Thank you, Alice Walker
for searching and finding;
for remembering and reminding
us, and the world where we
should make a mark for
the shero Hurston, Zora Neale.
Since your voyage, folks
have come to show what they know--
that writers: playwrights, poets, novelist; all--
never really do go away, completely;
that we should make a mark on the earth
in remembrance, rightly so, of them
the way the wordsmiths have made a mark on us.