Black Poetry : on our 6th anniversary

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  1. romusthepoet

    romusthepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    on our 6th anniversary
    by romus simpson


    it was nothing i have said
    or have done
    not a fine point of diplomacy missed the ritual banter
    or the gulf between the cultures we merged in matrimony
    not the shape of my thighs
    the casual invitation of my belly
    or the midnights your skin sang calypso
    & you could not turn into me because some
    woman downtown refused you
    not the long november with its mathematics of falling leaves &
    hemispheres of late stars & the hunger between them
    & the earth

    not the talk left on the table & in the halls
    & the rooms flowering beautiful cordial shadows
    indifferent morning rising in the storm everywhere
    nor the silence where the seed heart floats in a dark current
    away from birth & possibility
    that makes me remember my parents
    makes me watch you asleep alone & unclaimed
    in a tropical dark blue continent sailing
    lost in some other sistuh’s lush dream eye
    who bears you children & sends them running to greet you
    like my father who became immaculate
    in being a machine at goodyear & moved each day
    click by click tire by tire alarm by alarm toward a great tolling death
    ahem by ahem until the lungs were a thick dry tongue
    & left unkissed into the wide cold morning eternity

    it was not the highlights in my hair
    changing evening in my eyes
    uncounted & not alive
    rain from my sky & eyes on easter island
    tongue touch to no one
    the world a placid soundless ocean
    & no map to find me in all this blue

    & it is not
    the uncertainty of the mornings
    when you walk out the door unasked
    & you become my neighbor who works all week
    then fishes on weekends & sleeps early
    & i become his wife who has come to love her garden
    because her home does not grow
     
  2. JNubian

    JNubian Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Fellow Poet:

    This is heavy and deep and beautiful and meaningful beyond words. A great piece, as your others are! Write the words!

    JNubian
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow!!!!

    dis is sweetly smooveee and very lovely wordz said
    in a beautiful script...........do yo thang!!:)
     
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