Unspoken by Afaa Michael Weaver



I saw my faith
riding on the light
in the ocean one
morning when
the sound of waves
breaking broke me,
I knew the weight
of what is too much
to try to see, each
sparkle in the light
the infinite space
inside the invisible
that lives in me and
will not surrender
itself to naming.



Afaa Michael Weaver‘s 12th collection of poetry won the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award. His other honors include three Pushcarts, a Fulbright, a Pew fellowship, an NEA, and the May Sarton Award. In playwriting he was awarded the PDI award from ETA Creative Arts Foundation. He did his graduate work in Brown’s writing program. Afaa teaches at Simmons College and in the Drew U MFA program. Visit Afaa’s website: www.afaaweaver.net