For Nosferatu

when we used to hang together
neither of us cared
what anyone else had to say about it
and if anyone dared
we would just laugh the same laugh
giving the same sideways smile
that we both got from our dear fathers
who both pushed us the extra mile

when i told you that you’re beautiful
and you told me i’m hot
we were equally disbelieving
and told each other that we’re not
but making love with you was like
making love with myself
so much it healed something in both of us
making us love ourselves

we both have a charisma
and unique magnetic eyes
we each in our way charm the world
and light up many skies
but what you gave for your idea
of greatness which is fame
was that you had to act as if you
forgot from where you came

and so i had to step into
the shadows of your past
i tried not to take it personally
that my concerns were last
and when i gave it thought
after rejection lost its sting
i figured that it’s for the best
it’s not as if i’d wear your ring

but every time you come back home
and we start up again
when it becomes so natural
like a conversation between friends
to this very day
when your hands are touching me
and i’m gently pushing you away
no leaves my vocabulary

but not this time
to much has broken to cross that line
so though i love you like you’re me
i don’t want to dim your shine
so go on
and be the eastern star
remember that you’re beautiful
wherever you are


My pronouns are whatever you're comfortable with as long as you speak to me with respect. I'm an Afruikan and Iswa refugee living in Canaan. That's African American expat in Israel in Normalian. I build websites, make art, and assist people in exercising their spirituality. I'm also the king of an ile, Baalat Teva, a group of African spirituality adherents here. Feel free to contact me if you are in need of my services or just want to chat.

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