Reincarnate Me

If ever the world swallows me whole, reincarnate me.

Cover me in shimmering excellence and drape the memory of me in the shades of my people.

Bathe me rough Indian seas and rinse my feet in the gentle Ethiopian coast along the north.

Caress my expired existence from head to toe, make poetry the main objective of my obituary, love me in my absence and wax lyrical about my character.

If ever the world swallows me whole and I forget to speak love unto my people, make it rain lead with soundtrack symphonies of shell casings hitting suburban pavements.

Recreate me in the image of my mother… Mould my heart in the wrath of my father.

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Photography by uBuhlebenkosi Media

If ever the world swallows me whole, reincarnate me.

Shape my breathes in warmth and humility and carve my curves in a fine baobab trunk.

Have my love stain my lips with the taste of good food and lingering smells of herbs burnt under the stars at midnight.

Let her keep the right to write my failures.

And if ever the world swallows me whole and I forget speak peace into your hearts, let our history repeat itself in ‘76s with soundtrack melodies of pressing footsteps, crackling fires and angry hearts.

Recreate me in the image of my grandmother and mould my heart in the humbleness of my grandfather.

3 thoughts on “Reincarnate Me

  1. Gurl, Mother Africa reached out and grabbed me after I read this piece! You have our Ancestor woman ‘s gift. YOU are the One they told us About. Keep those words Flowing!

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  2. Reblogged this on Liberal Lin and commented:
    Readers, Wake up! I know its 3 a.m on the east coast, but its still hopping and popping in Cali. PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS YOUNG SISTER’S BLOG…SHE WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS..

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