our Black bodies/ blending with this night A.X. Nicholas #poem #BlackLiberationMonth #sex


.             that we wake
in the center of the night/
.             the naked image-of-ourselves
locked black & beautifully together on this bed.

The sand & miles-of-water
before us/
.              our Black bodies
blending with this night/
.              the far city
floating (How strange!) in this sky.

.              how your thighs
tremble like the tomtom-of-drums in the night/
.               opening/closing
hot & dark as Africa round my waist.


From The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry.
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