Disten

From the moment I saw you it was like God sent me a piece of heaven Unearthed Sekmet’s tomb and put the ferocity of Nzingha in your eyes I was hypnotized as your words sent hieroglyphics across my skin We were more than kindred spirits Karmic connections crossed oceans and raised mountains The Dead Sea breathed life the moment you looked at me Snatched my breath Intertwined it with yours And resurrected me with your heartbeat But you couldn’t belong to me Your Kemet was embedded within the walls of another’s heart The more I chiseled the deeper it withdrew You want to get away but you’re afraid Don’t have the patience to love again I just want to free you and be your friend So like the Children of Israel I bare this desert just to get to you It’s been 40 days and 40 nights My dreams have began to cross into life I often find myself trying to separate reality from fiction You’ve become my daily addiction You’re like my Sinai & Horeb The mountain of the moon and sun Respectively, I come respectfully Lay peace greetings at your feet and wait patiently for you to see me Cause it’s been such a long long time since I felt this way I’m amazed by your ways I’ll be your friend for days If it means you’ll be my forever I’ll lose you never My own Goddess to keep Even if at a distance I’m saying, “Disten” Cause this is serious Just “Disten”

*Disten – when the distance between speaking and listening merge to the point that you can hear what the other person is thinking.

These are poems from my upcoming book. A lot of them I wrote many years ago but never shared. Some of them I am moved to share now.

p.s. Some of my deepest pieces are love poems.

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