#NaPoWriMo day 19

We have reached day 19 and I’m still going. Comfortable on a sofa at Shoreditch House infused by the beautiful poetry that was on show at the Rap Party. Today’s piece is in a form created by Laurie Ogden, if you don’t know, get to know. The form is called Tidal swell, and I’m not going to explain it but I hope you feel the vibe of the form, it’s a beautiful one. So enjoy…

Tidal swell: Pictures 

Even with the flash, teeth
my billowing melanin
parts, revealing coy cuts of rock.
Where is laughter when white is all?

Silver shackles
corrode on wrists
light oxidised.
Darkness can too.

Where is laughter when white is all?
Crouching inside calcium rock.
Existing under the pain.
Waiting to be broken.


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