Nonsense Makes Sense

July 23, 2014

Nonsense Makes Sense

We tango sambo
Manifesting delicious
Delinquency to the tune
Of tito
Ditto machito & his afro-cubans
Plantation palpitations
Bandana fandango
Somber sambo
Santería celia
Cruz middle passage
Memorizing meringue
Sherbro sho bro
Talk that talk
Tantalize romanticize
Defecate delinquencies
Until p diddy’s umbrella
Is eunichized

Colonial colón
Original origami
Paper tigers like swans, geishas, gertrude
& virginia
Shakespeare’s sister
In a room of her own
But I’da b well damned
If that be my destiny.

Isis Osiris
Sister brother
Wife husband
Ashes spread across seven skies
And I, sis, come looking
Reunification rectification
Holy wholeness
Can’t flub it
Or fuck with it
Untouchable like beloved
Whole womb
Embraces total nut
And it’s on
Like donkey kong
Or king kong
Who ain’t got nuttin on me
Cept extended stomach
Moon round
Full and fecund
Digging the ground
For roots
Sooty black foots my only carriage
But divorce not marriage
That be how I do it do it
While you try to woo it
Only to end up rueing it
Behind some foolish shit

But that ain’t the end
As I extend into tomorrow
No sorrow
As I search the world round
For the proper noun
To give my seed

P.A.C vs my history
Sobukwe no way
Dahomey da homey
Africa to america
Da homey
Get it on, Gat it on
Get get gone
Only grass seen
Prison lawn

Don 3 of 4
1st sankara
2nd kono
And yeah, fauna
Has his name
Nowhere near lame

And I reclaim my fame
Signing my true name
I, Sis, You, Bro, San, Son
Isis Osiris and Horus
True trinity.

 

Excerpted from my book, Still Living on my Feet.

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