Living Herstory

From childhood church recitals
funerals and musical occasions
to The Clouds of Joy and solos at clubs,
to international Jazz festivals
and Catholic Cathedrals
Mary Lou Williams has been living herstory.

What’s your story Morning Glory? *
She talks to flowers
cause lies won’t answer back
tells Morning Glorys her secrets
cause they close their petals around them
and only open back up
to the warm sunkiss of Jazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

—Fabu, Madison, WI
*Mary Lou Williams recorded “What’s Your Story Morning Glory?”