Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Fast twitch
Romantic and wild.
Living spirit
and from another view
Coffee black to light
sweet and silky
There are no blond strands here.
Brought or borrowed,
they are still shoes.
Colored leotards on skin tight crotches
Southern cups filled to capacity.
Bald men shining
and hair done up in rags.
Splits up the middle,
heads over heels,
it is the position to stand in,
the movement in the wind.
Rolling over hard wood floors
holding on to everyone like Negro Angels
Displaying Black excellence for a heart length in time

Black Dance by Shazza Nakim
Copyright © by Peace of Mind Publishings and with permission by Shazza Nakim

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