Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Village (Sunny Waters) - from Women in The Village

Plenty of trees
All of them speaking to me
Not just me
To you too if you listen

Brothas and sistas selling incense and bean pies
African fabrics and flowing skirts
Toe rings and books for a dollar
Worth millions

Malcom X and Eldridge Cleaver
James Baldwin and Alice Walker

Always Billie and Donny
Chaka and Anita

Always music in The Village
Women dance for men playing drums
Always drums and jazz

Boys and girls fight and make up
Kiss and tell
On bathroom walls and
Smoking weed
Drinking wine
Old women
Young women
Flowers and tea

Music and
Chattering of teeth
Saying something

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