I Am From Long, Ebony Nights (Nostalgia Poem)

An old poem I wrote in August of 2016. A relaxing night-time read~


I am from long, ebony nights and bright, sunlit mornings

Awakening in time to see the blue light filter through my windows

I am from places of enchanted emerald forests and elephant graveyards

Exploring until my lungs and legs cannot cope with my wild mind

I am from loving the thrill of heights and plummeting to my near-death

And screaming whatever words first came to my mind on instant

I am from many states and cities, many friends and many encounters

All seem to have been left behind, but very little have been forgotten

I am from rising sleepily on summer Sundays

Where the corner of my eyes are still muddled with haze and grit

I am from baking sweets and gulping gallons of raw eggy dough

And squawking out notes before I truly knew how to sing

I am from reading far too long in the dark at far too young an age

And wearing too-weak of prescribed glasses since the second grade

I am from frizzy curls of a dark lion’s mane, and bushy eyebrows

And all people I met struggling to pronounce my last name

I am from running barefoot on a slightly damp hill

That rolled across lawns as ants bit my heals

I am from loving life and hating it in a matter of minutes

Until the end of the day comes, and all hate has been forbidden

I am from loving and being loved by friends and family alike

And talking, and eating, and laughing late into the long, ebony night

One Comment Add yours

  1. This is all about you and what makes you the perfect person you are today💗

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