These tattoos were submitted by Carl:
Right Forearm: “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” – June Jordan, from “Poem for South African Women” from Passion, New Poems 1977-1980
Left Forearm: “The year burns an icon into the blood.” – Yusef Komunyakaa, from “1984” originally published in I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head
The Komunyakaa one was my first tattoo- 1984 is also my birth year. I used the June Jordan line (with the contraction that is not in the original poem) in a sculpture during my Senior Thesis show.