APOS-TOLL-LICKING-D (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

APOS-TOLL-LICKING-D
(standing in here runn’n ’round in the spinning)

BOY’UMMM BA
BOY’UMMM BA
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
i is the one
from us who is come
for so to be done
to be done the undone-d
BOY’UMMM BA
BOY’UMMM BA
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
now bear you witness to the signs
to all the ones you gonna see
’cause there aint no other way
that can it never gone be
‘cept it be foretold
in here by by me
BOY’UMMM BA
BOY’UMMM BA
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de
so keep your eyes up here
where be the camera’s on me!
gone us gone be no more pretending
like us been here now before
diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de
diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de diii’de
jes bounce your arms they up
with your palms they down
nod your head and go
DOOMMMMMMM DE DOOMP DOOMP
DOOM DOOM DOOMMM DE DOMP
DOOMMMMMMM DE DOOMP DOOMP
DOOM DOOM DOOMMM DE DOMP

Copyright © 2000 Asili Ya Nadhiri

One thought on “APOS-TOLL-LICKING-D (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

  1. You let your inner African bless the ear as your performance moves us to a pre-future time. The drumming voice, voiceovers, and shattering glass delivers a thought-provoking experience of nowness.

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