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HOW DO YOU WRITE A POEM BY NIKKI GIOVANNI ( AKA My favorite poet)

How do you write a poem

About someone so close

To you that when you say ahhhhh

They say chuuuuu

What can they ask you to put 

On paper that isn’t already written

On your face

And does the paper make it

Any more true

That without them 

Life would be not

Impossible but certainly more difficult 

And why would someone need 

A poem to say when I come 

Home when you’re not there

I search the air 

For your scent 

Would I search any less

If I told the world 

I don’t care at all 

And love is so complete 

That touch or not we blend 

To each other the things 

That matter aren’t all about 

Baaaaaaaaaaaaging (I can be baaaaaaaaaanged all day long) but finding a spot 

Where I can be free

Of all the physical 

And emotional bullshit and simply sit with a cup

Of coffee and say to you 

“I’m tired” don’t you know those are my love words

And say to you “how was your day” doesn’t that show 

I care or say to you “we lost a friend” and not want to share that loss with strangers

Don’t you already know 

What I feel and if 

You don’t maybe I should check my feelings 

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