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09 March 2016

"Balances" by Nikki Giovanni

Balances



In life
one is always

balancing

like we juggle our mothers

against our fathers

or one teacher

against another
(only to balance our grade average) 


3 grains of salt

to one ounce truth

our sweet black essence

or the funky honkies down the street

and lately i've begun wondering

if you're trying to tell me something

we used to talk all night

and do things alone together

and i've begun


(as a reaction to a feeling) 

to balance
the pleasure of loneliness
against the pain
of loving you


Nikki Giovanni


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