i will always remember the day you took me to church
you came home with fresh natalas (i can still smell them)
and we told each other we'd tsom—
not drink, eat, smoke, sex til sunset.
we lay surrounde...
its just dawned on me,
something which probably dawns on everyone
as soon as they meet me.
that i am the love child of the poorest and the richest.
the poorest and the richest in
culture, faith, beaut...
I USED TO BE GUSHING STREAMS,
MADE WAVES UNDER SURF BOARDS,
FILLED BUCKETS AND GOT THROWN
FELL DOWN CHEEKS WHEN PEOPLE WERE MOVED,
AIDED BREAKUPS, BREAKTHROUGHS,