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Allow us to carry you currently. allow us to hot the water in your epidermis. permit our early life be your convenience. we've seen how your ft danced. understand. that we have got devoted your rhythm. your track. you. to reminiscence. our weeping is all wish and clean mourning. we all know what the ancestors sound like after they come. while they're prepared for you. madiba. in case you have performed what you got here to do. if you're comprehensive transcribing your soul into humanity. we'll have our textile prepared. our vegetation prepared. our songs in our mouths prepared. our toes and all of the drums prepared. our clean water. our spirits. prepared. to stroll you domestic. ashé. ’ — looking at over madiba (june. 23, 2013. 6:07 p. m. est, united states) and what occurred in case you left madiba. all of the water began to weep. and the lands ate our toes. and africa needed to maintain the sky from leaping into her lap from grief. what occurred madiba if you left. we bought out the pots. and positioned our laughter into our the teeth. and ready nutrients. so shall we unencumber you. allow you to move. as we floor the seed. blew the spice. stirred you into being long gone. we ate uncooked petal. sniffed cinnamon sticks to body spray your leaving bodies. what occurred while you left madiba. they got here to dissect your physique. in need of us to smile and nod whereas they plucked your eyes into their wallet for later. for the time after they will make your identify. a technology. a warfare. opposed to us. (madiba. you're a varied grief. for us. ) what occurred should you left madiba. your humans. we softened. and broke. and kneeled over in ache. and sang. and threw ourselves opposed to the partitions. opposed to one another. and concealed. and caved. and opened. and tossed ourselves into paintings. and danced. and shrank. and closed. and ate. and bled. and hung on. and overlooked. and accredited. and lied. and laughed. and created. and undid. and drank. and drugged. and enjoyed anything. an individual. someplace. ourselves. fiercer. and hated. whatever. a person. someplace. ourselves. fiercer. and swam. and rejected. and yearned. and distanced. and clawed. and touched. and a few people will disown you. since you damage an excessive amount of. a few of us should say your identify for a 12 months. prior to we will sleep. — what's left (the day upon getting long gone) i've been consuming flora. ingesting honey. on a daily basis. for each meal. all this sweetness eases my blood from lacking you, madiba. — coping (grief poems) occasionally i would like to assert it. and there's not anything in english. that might say it. there's oil within the water. i'm under the influence of alcohol from all of the honey. i've been ingesting. for days directly. each evening i consume water until eventually i go to sleep. i'm attempting to take into account you, madiba. and allow you to pass at an identical time. i'm throwing my weeping on the stars. — anger (grief poems) i'm attempting to be mindful you and allow you to pass at an identical time. — the mourn i feel approximately winnie. approximately the place she resides in her physique correct now. the place she and madiba. are nonetheless in love. in her neck. in her backbone. within the ocean she is making along with her eyes. (how do you come the solar again to the sky. with somebody. and allow them to depart you. ) — winnie we go back to every different in waves.

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