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Since There Aren’t Enough Poems About Black Men…

Imma do something 'bout that

By The Dani WriterPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
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Gonna start a series…

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Wrenched absence is spent

from where you were

to where you went

the effect means me

awake 4:00 mornings

an unfathomable deficiency of ‘you sightings’

over undocumented geographicals

divided by exponential time

I’m sure caused monumental repercussions

on this side of the equation

Insurmountable math

Exhaustion of quantitative terms

I miss you Black Man

and the emotional theorems we could solve together

whilst the world primes machinery

grinds templates of consumer targets

and scheduled meetings

I’d heartbeat-snatch you on reflex

pave a conversation path

that takes us to the other side of evening realms

and honors soul beats

alongside track & field heats

with added love on repeats

sure guaranteed wins


honors you here

but too must wait…

…behind me

as I see

a divine ‘we’

Your eyes a mid-eternity stretch

on every awakening

are hide-and-seek depths of cosmos

sweet safety

sensitivity searching

to say

“Baby, you good?”

sans sound

Heaven not a place

but a person I met

capable of simultaneous travel

through multiple planes of existence

casts a side glance here

and there

in truth misses nothing

sees in me everything

since we are source creating haven

and MY GOD

how I’ve missed you unshaven

untamed organic Black Ore

with unobstructed views of melanin core

Lordlike perspective your vision a virtue

darkness collective cuz ‘ere dem cyaan hurt yu

S’up Afrika genes?

Lion-pride gaze gifted Ancestral scenes

Yet back here on earth

I crave every sight

Wonder where you have been

wish you’d stay for the night for intense meditations

Ahh the things we could say

since my spirit on fumes


haven’t seen you today

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The Dani Writer

Explores words to create worlds with poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Writes content that permeates then revises and edits the heck out of it. Interests: Freelance, consultations, networking, rulebook-ripping. UK-based





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  • Sam Eliza Greenabout a month ago

    "Your eyes a mid-eternity stretch on every awakening are hide-and-seek depths of cosmos..." feels so alive and absolutely captivating. Thank you for sharing!

  • Jesse Wilson2 months ago

    The Dani Writer, this is a delightful, powerful piece that draws you in with the title and subject and then works so well as both a poem on the page and as a spoken word piece. Your vocal reading adds another stunning depth, really appreciate and enjoyed this piece.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Awesome!!! Pure & powerful!!! Love it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Real Poetic2 months ago

    The audio is perfect. The way you say it, makes it THAT much more satisfying and honorable. Thanks for sharing. 🖤

  • Awww, this was so gorgeous and divine! Also, your voice is so soothing! Loved listening to you reading!

  • Beautifully, passionately, authentically done, Dani. Loved getting to hear you read it as well.

  • Grz Colm3 months ago

    So musical, philosophical and a little surreal in tone! 😊👏 Enjoyed this piece Dani. I really liked this part especially.. “the emotional theorems we could solve together, whilst the world primes machinery, grinds templates of consumer targets”. Great work. Hopefully we can get the audio to load..

  • Excellent words and hopefully a Top Story to send the message

  • Denise E Lindquist3 months ago

    Oops, we couldn’t find that track.came up on the video. Love your poem about black men!😊💕❤️💖

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