(A thunder storm woke me up way before the crack of dawn. The sound of the rain was so relaxing, the thunder so comforting. I fired up the iMac and saw where the new Donald Glover and Rihanna video, Guava Island, was live streaming for free on Amazon Prime. I have to say it was a 55 minutes well spent. I wrote this poem, then made some coffee, a San Salvador blend from Trader Joe’s.)
This story has a happy ending.
I’m telling you up front so you know
what you can expect – how to overcome
any temporary darkness that may
attempt to cloud out the light we emit.
This story is not a pop video.
It won’t make you dance or sing. Ain’t no blues
to wail, to welp, to beg, to plead, to scream.
This story ends in celebration.
But Twitter and Instagram won’t tell you
what’s really going on. You have to read
between the lines, between the images
that flash past you faster than light or sound.
Don’t be depressed. Arise & celebrate.
Listen to it on SoundCloud here: