mazinged (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

mazinged
(mazing-duh in thuh Canterburying-duh*)

in a slow low mo’ humping sound     go man you step you in to
some where-ing-duh in’us head       where you be there you man
turning over’n’over                             slow walk you on in you to
in a masturbating rhyme                   where be you there you man
syncopating marching                       and talk you talk on you talk                                       to a synthesizing time                        like where you there you man
in a slow low mo’humping sound     walking there where you too
just like you there you man
formed us warm born delta brown’s   go man you step you in to
hardly wander’n ‘round amongst’us   where you be there you man
found here and there bound                slow walk you on in you to
way down underground                     where be you there you man
in a slow low mo’ humping sound     and talk you talk on you talk
some where-ing-duh in’us head       like where you there you man
turning over’n’over                            walking there where you too
in a masturbating rhyme                   just like you there you man
syncopating marching                       go man you step you in to
to a synthesizing time                       where you be there you man
in a slow low mo’humping sound     slow walk you on in you to
where be you there you man
us strangers here staring                  and talk you talk on you talk
running out at us selves                    like where you there you man
crashing on into                                walking there where you too
on into one another                          just like you there you man
scattering on narrowing dirt paths   walking there where you too
in a slow low mo’humping sound      just like you there you man
some where-ing-duh in’us head       go man you step you in to
turning over’n’over                            where you be there you man
in a masturbating rhyme                   slow walk you on in you to
syncopating marching                       where be you there you man
to a synthesizing time              and talk you talk on you talk
in a slow low mo’humping sound     like where you there you man
in a slow low mo’humping sound     like where you there you man
like where you there you man

*Canterbury is an extremely impoverished
“ghetto” in Mantego Bay, Jamaica.

Copyright © 2003 Asili Ya Nadhiri

One thought on “mazinged (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

  1. On the 13th rung of a Dogon ladder, the elders agree that Asili Ya Nadhiri has pre-futured certain revelations that appear in DEMOCRACTY IN BLACK: HOW RACE STILL ENSLAVES THE AMERICAN SOUL (New York: Crown, 2016) by Eddie S. Glaude , Jr. Coming from angles that at first seem remote, Nadhiri and Glaude illuminate why failure to come to terms with entanglement is a choice that oils the path to cognitive damnation.

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