t’ai freedom ford, Folie a Deux

after Alexandria Smith

 

put black girl hair under a microscope &
see space—a galaxy of naps seeking
light—here: we twin ourselves into beings
Siamese psychosis‎ㅤㅤ‎ㅤa hocus–pocus of limbs
zigzag of woodgrain vertebrae‎ㅤㅤ‎ㅤㅤfloating
universe‎ㅤㅤ‎ㅤㅤwe solstice toward void shine
toward whiteness‎ㅤㅤ‎ㅤㅤtoward bloodline whittled whack
think how black vacuum consumes‎ㅤㅤ‎ㅤㅤtakes back our we

oh dark continent of kink pink kneecaps
mutate two stages beyond beigeㅤㅤ‎ㅤㅤyonder
brown legs long to tapdance for an audience
of stardustㅤㅤ‎ㅤㅤshuffle along & Sambo
that constellation of teeth on the cusp of Tom—oh
Uncle, what dilemma this nappy hair
ㅤㅤ‎ㅤㅤㅤㅤ‎ㅤㅤㅤㅤ‎ㅤㅤㅤㅤ‎ㅤ    —that white white arm

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