freestyle #2 (working my way back to you, love)

November 27, 2013

forty-six years
of diaspora living
and finally, i see
myself again.

forty-six years of living
and i refuse to apologize
anymore

unless i am wrong
and wrongness always
has a personal
and a political component

so goodbye, good riddance
and good luck.

i loved you once.
honestly.
as freely as i could
i loved you
and attempted to bring
the best of myself
to our relationship

but the best of me
is revolutionary
and in a non-revolutionary era
that is a form of suicide

and i refuse to commit to that.

forty-six years
of diaspora living
and finally, i see
and love myself

again.

One Response to “freestyle #2 (working my way back to you, love)”

  1. Victoria said

    we as people must continue to return back to the basics not only in relationships with others but most importantly with ourselves. To love yourself again is precious and genuine … this is a powerful poem. yes love oneself over and over and over … till infinity and beyond. Self Love is always first,.

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