Satisfy Me


Lyrical Love

 

You won’t talk to me about what I’d like to hear
I need to know
your mind and how the world sits and becomes whatever is
perfect
I can get to the bottom from the top and
Pick from what’s left during the early morning  but its still night
You won’t talk to me
when I want to hear what’s needed from you to get
the feelings I need to have when I want to feel you
I can somehow taste the inside of your brain
as you did talk and,
but your head is open and I no longer see but digest the talents you developed while ignoring the knowledge and conversation 
I gained while trying to meet you and practice my walk and look
I sat
In the library in your path and at the park on a bench while you read and stared around me to become inspired to write about the nature of love, musically and lyrically 
but now you can’t and, 
but I can lick your thoughts and know your secrets are mine savoring
your favorite song you played before you penned
but…  

   

-Lyrical Love  

Lyrical Love Poetry

9/11/10


9/11/2010

9/11

I miss how I never met you there
where everyone dances, and sings, and finds themselves in another
Smiling for the pleasures that await them in new and happy faces and us and everyone around and in
the place
Inside and out there is a rhythm
of laughter and bodies positioning and being positioned
In a mind
or that ease up onto a lap or crawl up a leg or an arm with sexy warm fingers
in a stance
or with shifting weight from hip to hip saying something and wanting it all 
Listening to nothing come from your calling me lips
I’d follow you anywhere 
that makes the night promise
to never end
Saying yes with every no  that quiets to a moan and for me
and you and us we were happy there
with an If
and a maybe
for that was our 
Last night

-Lyrical Love

Lyrical Love Poetry

Lyrical Love

Book Review: Cecelia Robinson, Memoirs of A Bitch


Shantel Williams is a bitch. A ghetto-ass, slick-talking, dope-cooking, Gucci bag toting, nine-millimeter pistol carrying, cold-hearted, thug-loving, bitch. And new Chicago-bred author, Cecelia Robinson, does a marvelous job conveying that message in her magnificent debut release, Memoirs of a Bitch. …(more)

Jeremy Williams’ Detroit: The Black Bottom Community: Giving Voice to Stories, Histories, Ancestors and Living Life Makers, by Dr. Melise D. Huggins


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Dr. Melise D. Huggins

          It is important to note the poignancy of the term Black Bottom. It hosts an amalgamation of concepts, things and locations related to Black life in America.  It is neighborhood enclaves, music, a dance; projects of struggle and displacement; a blog about African American politics, culture and activism; even cupcakes, cookies and biscuits. All terms, refer to some aspect of black life and living; the term even refers to a black derriere. I choose to identify for us that the black bottom relates to almost anything that describe black people, our richness, empowerment, collective history and memory. The black bottom is the source of all things good; from collective human lineage to soil….(more)