Atlantic Moorings (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

*ATLANTIC MOORINGS

glistening sheets of scrolling waters
drumming on’n’on in resounding billows
wet hummming oracles unfolding there
nourishing darkening trepidationings 
prophetically enthralling wonder’n tongues
sonorus echoes recycling their grace
undauntingly entangling on’n’on
here across your enfolding face

by the stark emancipationing of this moon
staring through cavern crevices handmade   
silently assuaging this kneading fear inside 
wrap’n ’round the musclings of our strides
so these bronze shackled imprinting soles 
aint froth abiding the leave of wet sands   
who’re always the shores there scared
drying in hubrisationing emulationing
there begging unbeknowingly awaiting  
the tutoring of shackled kindred hands
emanating out of our native humane

obediently we’re feeding 
snarling notion-nings crashing
in this tumultuous flooding
here in our wondering souls attacking
foreboding wallings of this hold and
nourishing this epic covenant unknown 
to all here bound forbear’n on
so quietlying on back out on into then
always coming fresh on up here again
so nourishing us all wandering here in
the belly of our carniverous dismaying
on and on and on in this cosmic swaying

Copyright © 1983, 2014, 2020 Asili Ya Nadhiri

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