the stories and thoughts of Hermana Africa, nomadic spirit searcher, always moving yet constant in her mission.
By trade she is:
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Who is Hermana Africa:
Hermana Africa is Sister to Civilization
Embassador of the Diaspora
Dignitary to the Descendants
Former of Questions
Nomadic Hunter and Gatherer
Teller of Stories
Raised of contradiction:
Raised a lion by a lion tamer
Learned to hunt from a farmer who tilled with
the butt of a rifle
I didn't know until I learned to grow revolvers not perennials
Tulips in tubes, like bullets of lipstick
trick is...to only mark red
began to see colors only as waxed&trained
see freedom hung&framed
seen love as bastard.shame
processed&refined of all hope
there is no reality to regain only the ability
to see beyond it
--knowledge of self
these things scattered but indivisible and whole in each pedazo
collecting raindrops to bring back to the clouds
dew to bring back to the Nile
--to be taught
--to be wise, not to know all
What am I doing;
Tracing my trail back home...
Exploring the continent of me:
divided into paradoxical tribes, colonized, yearning to be unified.
Connecting with those brothers&sisters around the diaspora:
sharing stories of lost territory
the stress of wars we never fought
and the wars we continue fighting
lands we never tilled ourselves
a journey not physical but of proximity
each land has a story that the terrain tells
each language a trick the tongue
Learning to trust universal energy:
letting doors open. to you.
rot off their hinges if they must. feel your
vibrations and shake themselves out of frames
they will honor your will,
"what is it that you were born for my child?"
"Oh, soul, what is it that becomes of you?"
retelling what we've heard a thousand times
only in truth do we find rest
only in honesty do we find ourselves