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Terry a O’Neal | Shadow Dancer

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Terry a O’Neal, Shadow Dancer, from PRIVATE 36 – AFRIKA

Beautiful
Spirit of the night
Her shadow appears
abstract–
As her body contours
under the moonlight
She does the nagla dance
With beads dangling between her breasts
sleek–
with grace and power
in her movements
Her ankle bells ring
freedom
telling her story
as she dances to the rhythm
of the drum

Terry a O'Neal

Bestselling author, Terry a O’Neal, whose poetry has been published in numerous magazines, journals and newspapers around the world has been named among the most popular African American female writers of our time. Currently, she is an instructor of English, literature, and communications in higher education in the United States.

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