FOR MY LOVE.
When we first met
i had just finished practice
no shower had been taken
no clothes had been changed
and no mirror had been looked into
but your frantic wave and heavy hello made me feel beautiful.
Curious, i watched you
i had never seen anything as intriguing
it had something to do with the gracefulness of your heavy hands
the way the light bounced brightly off yellow walls
to illuminate your brown skin.
I couldn’t take my eyes off you,
until I had to,
“c’mon, you ready?”
I walked passed you to get to my sister’s station,
you smelled of sweet summer days to come
and of a man
a scent i’m not too familiar with.
I plopped in my sisters chair, hair beaming africa,
ready to be tamed america,
when you said “bye, nice meeting you”,
I caught a glimpse of your eyes
and you stole the reciprocated words from my mouth.
As you left
This day forever stained in my memory.