she was feeding love to your potential
you were seeing your bad habits
when giving love away was messing with her own supply
she went back working for herself
left you singing to your lone self



Yes, I am from the diaspora
Yes, I am the girl from outside


Maybe I am becoming more aware of my own humanity
Maybe the loss of the one who birthed me makes me feel things more deeply
Maybe it is seeing my people express their pain through tears and poetry

Here I am in front of the screen
thousand of miles away
grieving with you all