Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Sanctuary

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Sanctuary

Article excerpt

Screaming gently comes the Night

And again I face my Soul & laugh

I weave Musical webs to trap the Stars

Casting nets of Doo Wop & Cool Bop, Bomba, Jazz & Blues

A determined seeker of your mix of sweetness

An uncaged Night Bird flying freely

Ascending ... Blending ... Reveling

In the amazing acceptance of your Black bliss

Free ... like the Wind is free to catch the Moon

And I am drunk on tunes of darkness

And drunk with Songs of you

Screaming softly creeps the night

Softly ... gently ... like the cat

And I am free of daylights' terrors

Free to be me exploring a galaxy of you

Finally me ... finally free

Free of the faceless toxicity of "workaholic" horrors

God, please don't make Morning come too soon

Cause Daylight always brings down the sorrow

Of urban Sun shining on the coldness of me

Buried in concrete, a plastic covered world without you

And crawling loudly comes the Dawn

The Sun withers me just like a Weed

The work place lights outshine your beauty

The smell of Morning garbage kidnaps the scent of you

Once more that same old "9 to 5" horror

Yells, "Heifer, you ain't nobody! …

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