Iconic poet and educator Nikki Giovanni pens piece for Maya Angelou.

(for Maya Angelou)

At times like this

We measure our words

Because we are

Measuring a life

 

A friend was not

Lost nor did she

Transition she

Died 

 

We recognize a good

Life was lead a

Generous heart

Ceases to beat

A hearty laugh will

No longer be Heard

Read it at Slate.