She speaks my voice

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Lakou Badjo, Gonaïves:  2015 anniversary of the founding of the Lakou by Badjo Pady – Nago ceremony for Ogou Batagari © Sokari Ekine

 

She speaks in silent voices, my love.
Like the cardinal bird, kissing it’s own image.
Li Pale vwa mwin.
Flapping wings, fallen change
Broken bottles, whistling snakes
And boom bang drums.
She speaks in silent voices, my love.
I drink her blood with milk
And when the pleasure peaks, my love leaves.

[Breath,Eyes,Memory, Edwidge Danticat]