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New York State,

Lenape to Mahican territory

and beyond.

most definitely magic

September 29, 2015

It’s almost absolutely magic the way this has happened 
the way you’ve eclipsed me 
Taken hold in my life and made the moon yours 
dipping it in molten and melancholy

careful your melanin hanging out

Dripping all over my uncertainty about the possibility of a brown sugar baby 
and love 
and healing 
When our people hemorrhaging all over history you sit with me 
Sifting through past insecurities 
That creep up in the present
like small children 
with hands out but no hope 
strangled by injustice who return daily to the same door bells to beg 
Hearts ringing ears beating for love 
Chasing shadows of satisfaction 
You shift with me 
Sifting through repeats of yesterday and tired mistakes and adulthood 
Where your patience is all used and squeezed up and cut in half like true love and tooth paste tubes 
Sentenced to 
Drawing our own book of rule 
By 
which to live 
when it comes to love 
and peace 
And compromise 
well trained in the art of walking away you sat with me 
And as this day creeps in
Shadowing the moon

Dragging tomorrow onto the horizon 
Painting midnight with all the shades of mahogany 
I see you

Bedazzled by constellation like the miracle you are 
Suspended between my pedestal and unreachable standards 
Tho
I am working daily 
to take you as you are 
To act out partner 
To breathe out love
To inhale empathy 
I am working 
daily 
to cast off judgment

an anchor on the dock of stagnation 
Stunting my growth
I am working daily To embrace and dance and make love within my own flaws so I need not obsess over hammering out your breakouts
Let no blemishes come to you by way of me 
Let this fortify 
Let this coat 
Let us build 
shield like
Love bullets and ignorance to the mortality of our flesh let us resurrect 
Let you be as revolutionary as Jesus be 
At 33 
You here
You standing 
You a statement 
Demanding 
Revolution still lighting the curve of your heels 
Dig in 
I got you 
It’s for a reason 
That you here 
And nowhere else and no one else 
And as that blossoms and unfolds like the silently thunderous masterpiece that you are 
I am grateful to spend a day 
Up close and personal hot breathe and petty shyt 
Days spontaneous be heavy in 
laughter 
and journey 
and righteous and purpose 
And meaning 
And magic

It’s almost definitely magic 
The way we’ve collided 
Crash without disturbance or disgrace 
I am grateful for love 
I live for love 
Go love go

For There is much to be done 
And much revolution to be won 
And you cute 'n u smart 'n u funny 'n u bout it
That’s why you da one ;)

(Happy 33rd Birthday Jayton).

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