As

 

it sounded a little like

jump back, honey, jump back. 

as you licked your chocolate filled

lips in the same swift motion

as the wind blew

and the trees rocked

like the sound of jazz

through our souls

 

it sounded a little like

jump back, honey, jump back.

maybe it was like the smell

of the greens in your house

the taste of hot sauce

and cornbread after nothing but

ramen and pop for a week

 

it sounded a little like

jump back, honey, jump back.

deny or clarify

i cant pick between the two

longing to see you

like i long for leftovers

after mama’s big meal

for days and days to come

 

it sounded a little like

jump back, honey, jump back.

maybe there is something i lack

but you remind me of home

or the home i dreamed of

surrounded by “cousins” and “aunties”

blood or no blood

they’re yours

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