Wedding vows/Nina Simone

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12/9/16 Two poems

Air and darkness,

water and love,

rage and fire,

teeth and claws.

 

Which face will I wear today?

 

________

 

Wedding vows

 

Here is the dirty me,

here is the clean me,

here is the pure unadulterated me,

my self, tied in a bow...

Here is my blood,

here is my cum,

here are my spit, vomit and tears.

Here is my shit,

here is my piss,

here is every thing

I could ever be,

my self, tied in a bow.

For you, my love,

this is me,

tied in a bow.

 

________

 

Nina Simone

 

Your raw beauty,

like a butcher's knife...

so skilfully wielded,

knowing all the weak points,

all the right places

to-

 

-cut-

 

-through to me.

Smiles, fading...

thoughtful gazes pervading...

her voice, her truth in beauty,

knowing my soul,

singing love and injustice interspersed,

and dancing between them,

graceful as a ballerina, 

as easy as breathing.

 

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