Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris

Limbo Game


i set the bar high
to see if you are tall enough.
this time i will not lower it
in this limbo game,
i will not sing “how low can you go?”
because i already know.
i don’t want a man who
dances close to the dirt
when dealing with me.
my head is held high and so are my
standards.
if he’s willing to reach,
then maybe we can play
but until then,
just stay away.

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One response

  1. I really like this. “I don’t want a man who dances close to the dirt,” really like that line.

    Elizabeth

    October 12, 2008 at 1:02 am

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