Dreams – Nikki Giovanni

In my younger years
before I learned
black people aren’t
suppose to dream
I wanted to be
a raelet
and say “drownd in my youn tears”
or “talkin bout talkin bout”
or marjorie hendricks and grind
all up against the mic
and scream
“baaaaaby nightandday
baaaaaby nightandday”
then as I grew and matured
I became more sensible
and decided I would
settle down
and just become
a sweet inspiration


Be yourself. There is no one better.

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