tethering . . . (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

(the illusion of deluding illusioning)

can’t be having no mirrors ‘round here
—’specially when somebody else gon be
coming through here looking too—
unless they aint never gon be showing
what it is that they ‘sposing to be making
sure us aint never be seeing how’us
crawing all up in the snortings of our
home growing weeds all right here
running down one another
round ‘n’round in each other’s heads
chewing us all up in our toothless
jaws praying to bloodshot eyes
so always us keeping us down
here on our knees shooing
while holding on to onto
just holding on to how just
to be holding holding on

Copyright (c) 2019 Asili Ya Nadhiri

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