For Diana

By Yasmine
Volume 1//Poem

 

You are

All black-blue hair

And chiseled lips

 

Your left shoulder

Intellectually-aesthetically it-girl linked

Your right shoulder

Proverbially chipped

 

You are

All smoke

Inhale through the blunt

Exhale away the mirror’s colorful shadows

 

Your fingers snap

Musical, lovely

Your laugh

So generous

 

You are

All long brown legs

And slim whittled hips

 

Your bejeweled wrist

Radiates counter culture cool

Your staccato speech

Polished academism

Punctuated with south side Chicago flashbacks

 

You are passionate

In public

Strategically withdrawn

In private

 

Your touch rests on me

Knowingly

Your heavily lashed eyes flicker

Uncertainly

 

You are mine, for a beat

Only to dance away again.