Ye ye o (between a dancer and a drummer) :: Jessica Horn

…embodying Oshun….from Jessica Horn’s debut poetry chapbook Speaking in Tongues.

yellow petal falls

into oshun’s river,

flows golden

*

waterspirit awakens inside

our pores bloom with drumbeats

melodious skin

*

I cover my hair with

white cloth, bathe in amber water-

falls of drumspeaksound

*

intoxicated

by space and sighs

we travel

from neck to ankle

charting

our incompleteness

our

divine humanity

*

we dreamed

we dreamed

we dreamed

we could

make love

to music

ride high

on the sound

that     slips    off

leather and

mango wood

old

in its sap and

skin

*

purpleblueblackpurpleblueblackbeads

purple blue black

purple blue black beads

skins beads sweat beads skin

salt wet salt skin salt wet salt

tongue. teeth. thighs.

(c) Jessica Horn

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