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I want to shine-down-at-the-sun

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I want to shine-down-at-the-sun

I want to shine down at the sun
Wrest a love
from illusions that 
stalk, to give life
I want to curl a toe and be heard
Defy sprawling deserts,
Convey their infertility 
to silent victims
And dictate a momentous imperative
of survival
I seek the blood-redemption 
of the wretched

I seek the words to say
at the conclusion of nothing
The cross to carry 
when it bears another in its image
My soul seeks another…
quite like it
And the words to say
when it matters least what to say

I wish to tell the present 
it owes me a future
To steer the world away from 
between unwilling thighs
And defy their quiet endurance
I want to make love to you…
and never touch you

I want to twist
my frozen being to a standstill
Negotiate the meaning of a word unsaid
Love with an unconscious spirit
And nestle faithfully
between divinity and promise
I also want to sing

I want to relive
the words pulsating in clenched fists
And the moments that haunt
like the silky outrage of a wanton kiss
Days that tantalized reason
with an infinite wish,
I want to live

I want to measure time
at the tragic end of all
Pick the shining grain
in the sand
and rename it a blood diamond
I want to do it all
I tell you,
I want to shine-down-at-the-sun

Copyright © Lebo Bopalamo

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