Black Looks - Including an African LGBTIQ+ Archive

Poetry

Lesson in geography: me in relation to you

We’ve been here for a while

And we’re hoping that you’ve been with us at least part of the way

Every day we come and go

Putting up our words, our thoughts, our selves

In the hopes that someone hears them

But maybe now we have reached that point

Where we need to know for sure if you’re really there

So blink if you see me

And then keep your eyes open

Wiggle your ears if you hear me (no, really)

And then keep your ears alert

I want your heart to beat just a little faster in acknowledging me

Please, is there anyone out there?