Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris

Dice Rollin

i’m happy you’re my baby.
you got me feeling lucky–
no snake eyes with these dice,
all i’m rolling is sevens.
who thought a rainy day
could still feel like heaven?
you had me open since day 11
minus the one on the end.
when i looked in your eyes,
i saw the future as more than just friends.
i never thought i’d feel this way again,
never thought i’d not have to pretend
or sway in the wind
of scar-filled memories.
with you i have new leaves
and they’re greener than the greenest green.
i’m higher than when i smoke marijuana trees
this relationship is so obsene,
so serene,
more beautiful than 1,000 sunsets
next to the sea of bliss in which we’re swimming
and this is only the beginning.

3 responses

  1. Good to see you here, rolling out those words like the dice of your metaphor. Your happiness is apparent and contagious.


    May 1, 2009 at 11:48 am

  2. wow!!!
    some kinda love 😉
    sometimes new beginnings prove to be better than just beginnings.

    great piece indeed!!

    May 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm

  3. sarah artin

    Good to see you back posting pieces Farah! I’m really digging this one.

    May 10, 2009 at 11:57 pm

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