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Strategically withdrawn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


Your heavily lashed eyes flicker



You are mine, for a beat

Only to dance away again.