Black Poetry : black body marmalade (revised)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Giovanni, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I.

    we move like smoke
    through a wall of bodies---
    wet from funk, climbin' outta' pores like worms
    crawlin' through soft dirt...

    tryna' find clearin' on a crowd'd dance floor...
    waitin' for the dj to take us there...take us where
    we're buoyant bodies; a smoke screen
    driftin' from a balsamin' black&mild

    & the needle's a fingernail
    scratchin' the vinyl backside of the solar system
    on rotation

    paul beatty defined the record as the universe
    a hundred light-years away from earth,
    where depth perception disappears...

    "if you could play creation on a turntable,
    what would it sound like?"


    II.

    tonight, the dj's a hoodoo priest
    workin' the mojo hand to the turntables---
    conjurin' stars to take their place on the wall as reflections
    through club lights beamin' offa' shiny body dresses makin' chocolate behinds
    collidin' disco globes, hung like dance floor ornaments...


    III.

    tonight, a sista's thighs be a wreckin' ball of percussion
    beatin' jelly-rhythms off a brutha's pelvic bone

    darin' bruthas to hurt themselves on those hips;
    an 8 second bull-ride, before they're thrown to seclusion
    with their egos wound'd.


    IV.

    we open'd pandora's box, exorcisin' our dancin' demons
    in a march pit of perversion, testosterone & estrogen meshin' in a humid club
    with hot air mistin' on our epidermis


    V.

    we shed our bodies like butterflies, breakin' through their cocoons
    movin' as shadows under a full moon...

    movin' liquid-like, almost...


    VI.

    tonight, the club is a molasses jar
    pack'd to full compacity.
     
  2. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Giovanni...
    Dancing...lovin ur description
    of bodies groovin under misty lights....This is too tyte!

    Epiphany :heart:
     
  3. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    tight flow

    keep writin'

    pd
     
  4. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    DELICIOUSLY DECADENT!

    Now as if it wasn't hot enough...whoa:hot: :hot: :hot: :hot: :yo: That was a party for the mind...
    Thanks for sharing!
    BLESSINGS ON YOUR HOUSE!
     
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