This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece

I don’t wanna just die
I wanna walk through the forest during a rain storm
And take my clothes off one article at a time
Strewing them along the ground behind me, beneath me
I want to sink slowly into the roots
Of mishandled flowers and caving mountains
That’ll lead me through vinelands
Into shallow banks
Where my toes will fall into the graceful
Hands of blooded arms protruding from the river floor
They’ll hold me steady as I make my way into
The silence of still, deep waters
And bathe my body in the Atlantic
Beneath the light of a trans generational freedom gourd
There, in the palms of the ones that died
And fed the waters til its current changed,
I’ll re-cover myself in the womb of the slain
To die an honorable death among my ancestors

© Ama Akoto (2018)

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