Poem: A Vision of Hope

Photo Credit: Josh Appel

I wish to bathe in a pool, as you

Show me how to swim and dance,

While you hold, my waist, hold my hand

Spoil me, with great gifts, your smile,

Mystical songs—your beautiful romance.

I wish to swim in a pool,

Where bamboo breeze, kiss our body,

Cheeks, our feet, in the famous

Malibu—Caribbean: Not blinded by false hope

But you have an authentic plan.

I wish to hear you write me, love letters

In hymns and songs: Lift my spirit,

Win my heart, like it would be our first,

And last dance: I know one day, we will meet,

In a harmonious place and listen

To the glorious and beautiful talking drums.

Empress Journee