08 April 2009

Blue Nile

I awoke when palm trees whispered peace of mind to the ears of earth-folk
And fuchsia hummingbirds signaled the procession of
black women
rising from the waters
worshipping the sun for the delicious ebony bestowed to their hands and chocolate arms…
drinking twice of the cool river and sprinkling the third to the hot earth
Whose vines serenaded the moon, and swayed like ocean waves in the red heat of summer.
We meditate in the desert…eyes closed but forever vigilante
Tasting sweet mango from cool tiles of alabaster
Daydreaming to the fluid sounds of shape-shifting baobabs
And the blue nile breeze carrying the fragrant serenity we all seek to trap between our fingers
and breathe

-Ryan Forbes Morris

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