POEM: Govern Yrself Accordingly


Govern Yrself Accordingly


i have dismissed

the minister

of emotional defenses,


confetti to all

the guards and given

faithful and ever vigilant


several days off


the city

of me is well ready

to joyously receive and

rainbow celebrate

your unanticipated but

nonetheless profoundly appreciated

arrival into the intimacy

of our space


know that you are warmly

welcomed for howsoever long

you should choose to stay

here, you need no keys

no door is locked to you

every window is open


feel free 


—Kalamu ya Salaam