Poems

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My Biggest Mystery. His Greatest Discovery.

What is this?..this nectar secreting from my twolips?
..consisting of reactions from the way your gaze rests upon my chest
heart sprinting in place, a rush shoots through me
I’m submerged.
Deep in this pool of feelings you give me, these
..feelings with no explanation.
Can you feel them?
Why?..why does my body create these never ending galaxies
galaxies with no beginning?
I’m here now but how..where do I get out?
The stars begin speaking to me in whispers as the hairs on the surface of our skin embrace.
Test.
Will my body submit to him?
Who are you to deserve my universe, my flowers, their petals, sweet nectar of life, pools of healing water?
You look at me and you see skin..you aren’t him.
He sees beneath the surface, he survives the galaxies, parts my waters, licks my lips, drinks my nectar.
It is he to whom my body submits.
It is he who explains. It is he who deserves.
It is you who solves my mystery.
Mystery of true beauty, living internally.
Within me it sleeps eternally.
Some spills onto the surface yet..you’re never distracted.
Your focus of obsession is unbreakable.
Case sealed.
Closed.

 

solitude

Good For Me

Intervals unaccompanied by you are like vegetables.
A bitter emergence with a beneficial ending.
I need them.
I need you.
But not today.
I need me.
Okay?

 

worth

Worth

Wait for your king, don’t settle for the joker
All are apprised of a joker playing poker
Gambling with love, with feelings, with time
Breaking one’s heart should really be a crime

 

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Computer Love

How is it that I connect the deepest with someone I only know above the surface
your ways are my ways and their ways
turn to waves
in my stomach when you call me beautiful
when you say you want me I don’t believe it
but you convince me well
can you tell
my infatuation with you is easy to feel
hard to express
we both have the past presently holding us from the unknown
which I can see as goodness
a love we’ve never had
a love we daydream about
a love we have the tools to create but decide to leave undone
why?
is it the mile the money the motivation
all three? Is it me?
Can’t you see
past coincidence and into fate
we fail to believe in its potential to be infinite
we choose to live emotionally alone
instead of in solitude with one another
trust for you has been consumed to where you have none left for me
so let’s build a new
a stronger wall that encloses us and let’s nothing else in
except for the warmth of the sun and hue of the moon
one of which underneath i dream of you often
if only dreams came true

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My Mother Knows Me

The sun reveals herself
from the rear of the clouds once
my feet
touch the surface of her earth
skin

Associates by Lineage

Hey my sister why you standing over there?
It’s as if you don’t know me
But then you show me
This pigment of ya skin
This pigment speaks deeper than a lesion
It’s a reflection of oppression that’s ongoing like a season
It’s a symbol of a disease
Strange fruit swinging from trees
They beat us to our knees
Until we bruise like an apple
Don’t worry they said you have freedom now
Oh no no no there’s no more Jim Crow
But when I turn around they’re just two steps away
In the grocery aisle asking me ma’am did you pay?
I’m still the last they call back
Forget the resume
What can I say?
We live in this skin everyday
Maneuvering through obstacles in disarray
So I’ll ask again
My sister
Why are you standing so far away?
Black is black in their eyes don’t you see?
We may be strangers but you’ve always known me