Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves


napowrimo challenge: 14 of 30
April 20, 2011, 9:49 pm
Filed under: family, self reflection

over the winter holidays i gifted a few friends with poems. it’s no longer winter, but here is another poetic gift for a dear friend…

lifesaver
(for erica)
(c) 2011 by margaux delotte-bennett

my life has been saved by your love
a number of times
there was no blade
no gun
no pills
but my soul has been tortured
and my mind has been twisted
and you listened
questioned
to make sure that i wasn’t
lost in the moment
beholden to a fantasy

you gently stopped me
widened my perspective
enticed me to look deeper
because you had my back
even when it meant
protecting me
from
me.

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