Friday, October 1, 2021

Love In Place by Nikki Giovanni

Love In Place

I really don't remember falling in love all that much
I remember wanting to bake corn bread and boil a ham and I
certainly remember making lemon pie and when I used to smoke
I stopped in the middle of my day to contemplate
I know I must have fallen in love once because I quit biting
My cuticles and my hair is gray and that must indicate
Something and I all of a sudden had a deeper appreciation
For Billie Holiday and Billy Strayhorn so if it wasn't for love
I don't know what it was
I see the old photographs and I am smiling and I'm sure quite
happy but what I mostly see is me
Through your eyes
And I am still you and slim and very much committed to the
Love we still have

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