when egypt was kemet…

10 Nov

take me back.  when egypt was kemet and we loved each other openly.  take me to our other life.  when i let myself fall and you caught me.  when we were both cats, hatian revolutionaries, or regulars at a harlem speakeasy.  i want the yesterday i can’t remember but am nostalgic for.  quiet mornings in bedsheets.  pillow talk, books, and busy afternoons.  walking city night streets, my arm wrapped up in yours with my head on your shoulder.  i want what we had when we believed in love.  when naïveté had a friend in us.  when freedom was our heart’s amour, and we called her peace.  when we just were what we were as it was, because we let it.  take me to our first life.  when egypt was kemet and we loved each other publicly.

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One Response to “when egypt was kemet…”

  1. BP February 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    I always loved this poem, sis! I’m so glad you are writing. awesome!!

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