It's Because I'm Young

Blackness. Jazz. Rap. Politics. History. Religion. When I'm stressed I turn to Coltrane and when I'm angry it's Mingus. James Baldwin is my favorite writer and Yasiin Bey my favorite rapper.  “I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos -- and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.” - Frantz Fanon

I love how she caresses my crown
and calls me her King
and she is my Queen
but this love is no monarchy
as we are just two lovers reaching for serenity
and as I am still puzzled by the light she sees in me
I just pray that he molds me into a man worthy of her love
and so as me and my Lover grasp the hands of time
I begin to write the chapter of the day she became min

—The Queen and I

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