Today I Loved You More

New World Nubian

Today I loved you more,

Rushing out the apartment,

The three of us being blown

with Miami November wind

Down 95.

 

Today I loved you more

Scuttling into a crowded auditorium

to hear Junot on complexity,

vulnerability,

hyper-masculinity.

Today I loved you more

When Nikki Giovanni in her curly blonde, halo

breathed out the niceness of

being in love

and you gently covered my hand with yours.

 

Today I loved you more

As I turned my head

and you ran over  

to the book-filled table

and grabbed Chasing Utopia and had it

signed to us.

We are.

 

Today I loved you more

When you slid into Spanish with ease

like you stepped out of your work shoes

on to a cushy home carpet.

Mi Hondureno.

 

Today I loved you more

When you kicked the ball past me to score a goal-

walked me to the…

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