Aries: A Self-portrait and a Poem
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room…
— from And Still I Rise, Maya Angelou, born 4 April 1928
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