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Elizabeth Acevedo (she/her/hers) reads the poem "blessing the boats" by Lucille Clifton.

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My name is Elizabeth Acevedo.

I'm a writer and poet. And today I'll be sharing a  poem by Ms.

Lucille Clifton  entitled, "blessing the boats (at St Mary's)." may the tide that is entering even now  the lip of our understanding carry you out  beyond the face of fear  may you kiss the wind then turn from it certain that it will  love your back may you open your eyes to water water waving forever  and may you in your innocence sail through this to that