Her eyes were like glowing stones of coal Burning deep red as her hatred consumed her No! I didn’t care Who was she anyway Slowly, As the seconds ticked away She approached me from behind Not a word did she say I felt a sharp pain As the steak knife Sliced through my skin As if it was butter Seeking first my kidney As I turned into the pain It sought my lungs I fell With a thump As I bumped into the floor From my resting place I looked up into the intense stare Of this woman from nowhere As she grinned down at me To escape the pain I focused on her words “you don’t even remember me …do you? You don’t remember How you used me…then tossed me away Like yesterday’s newspaper You don’t remember When you left my home Left me lying in bed…covered in your semen You laughed When I told you I loved you You laughed Since then, I’ve heard that laugh Over and over again In the end I had to silence the laugh …put to sleep all memory of you I sit here Watching you As the last vestiges of life Flow from your body In small riverlets of a lost soul Yet, I feel no remorse The laugh is silent now The ghost of yesterday Will haunt me no more I will sleep tonight Free of the bonds that held us Free of the torment that tightened The knot that prevented me from moving forward FREE. What’s wrong Playa? You have nothing to say? Ain’t you gon laugh today?” As I listened to the words Of this strange woman I realized she had mistaken me for another Like so many others All bruthaz looked alike to her Yes She was a sistah And, for this I forgive her With the last of my strength …the last puff of my breath, I tell her… “I forgive you, my sistah but know that I’m not he who have caused you this pain please, go in peace.” I lay there My life running away from me A darken mist, surrounding me No longer could I see three feet In front of me As my chariot arrived to take me away I gave into my fate And moved on.