Tuesday, June 28, 2016


so glad I said yes
to you inquiring about who I was
and then to dinner
so glad I said yes
now access has been granted
to quality time, conversation and connection
said yes and ran straight into amazin'
everything I gave to others is being recouped
I receive back all of me ...in you.
and I'm so glad I said yes
to new ..to different ...to solid
to leadership....I wholeheartedly submit.
"when you know, you know" and now I get it!
and I'll always say yes



realized that i have seen pieces of you in men i've loved.
the contrast of what they lacked created 
the space for me to envision you.
relationships with the sole purpose to fail
just to foreshadow what was to come
felt you in every fumbling finger that touched me
and heard you in every lust dipped lie told.
they left room for the intense anticipation of you
easily, i recognize and identify with your truth.
undoubtedly, i hoped a lot--prayed a lot--loved a lot
was let down a lot--misled a lot.
i fought a lot and 
believed when i oughta not.
stayed when i shoulda walked.
and always for bits and pieces of the KING
that was lost in them.
my optimism the glue that sculpted a
plagiarized idea of royalty.
the Queen in me broken because of false rulers
on thrones next to me.
the construction of Kingdoms halted because
blueprints didn't match. 
lasting legacy delayed because a faux king
was never designed to impregnate or empower
this Queen.
hurt had to happen. growth had to happen. 
your trials had to mold you
mine had to prepare me.
separate life journeys to make us
strong enough to withstand...understand..
and nurture the power of our meeting.

Thy Kingdom come
Thy will be done
welcome to our predestined dominion.



head in your lap while you play
with the roots of my hair
like you're searching for kin in Africa
dig deep.
hard work is etched in your fingers
like identifying prints
there is no mistaking your value
so I appraise you
and deem that your worth is so high,
I would have to take
flights just to inhale you
i make sure to appreciate you ...
like the cost of gold, never dwindling
your flaws and skin
are like precious stones and gems,
scattered strategically over you.
so my every touch is not a touch..
but an effort to mine the diamond within.
just to MINE your diamond within.
own it.
so I dig deep.
and i nevermind the coal of a past
that could never dim the sparkle of your now.
because every smudge is removed when I blow
on you to reveal your clarity.
may my breath on your life be my payback
for the rib you let me borrow way way back.
so let me lay here on your lap while you
trail your fingers down my back
like you're following a map to get home...
here to Eden.