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Indelible

The cock of day crow over johncrow mountain Sun come bright Like Jane and Louise shine eye girl And light Just drop from heaven like ripe breadfruit I pull the darkness from my eyes And look and see only one thing on my mind Always like bulla cake and pear Always like coconut run-down and corn dumpling Always like bammy, fish and irishmoss My heart hungry like a jackass groan I love you ackee and slatfish The culture like a hook in human flesh Making genes only the limit of the mesh I love you sweet potato pone, Lord, I cry for a kiss, oxygen from a wish You indelible in my head like a Christmas dish But I groaning for something different Something that no cock can crow away Something the same night and day Something smooth as otaheite apple juice Tart as pineapple and sweet It is my custard apple memory A tropic fire in my bones A writing I can't rub out Indelible thoughts of you Like cock crow clocking in my brain A dream swimming in the delirum of pain I love you like swallow love the rain And here I am waiting for you Long morning light Here I am longing for you To come online And as the time goes away The pain grow big like root Dig up my bowels with wondering Lean me on the crutch of constant praying Indelible you Indelible pain Indelible prayer Indelible love remain

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Date: 9/16/2010 7:46:00 PM
This one would sound SO COOL in a poetry reading. HERE I can sense your Jamaican essence, DAvid. Thanks for letting me know where you are from. I should have gone with my original instincts, that you were an island boy! Luv, Andrea ps. I have a poem of this exact same title!
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Date: 9/15/2010 1:38:00 PM
Can feel the intense emotions. (Soup mail)
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Date: 9/15/2010 9:08:00 AM
Wonderful...as usual. BG
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Date: 9/15/2010 8:38:00 AM
What an awesome write, David! Glad I came across it. Goes to my favs. Peace, Audrey
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Date: 9/15/2010 7:09:00 AM
Good morning, David! Evjoyed your indelible poem,,..p.d.
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