Personal Letter No. 3

Nothing will keep 
us young you know 
not young men or 
women who spin 
their youth on 
cool playing sounds. 
we are what we 
are what we never 
think we are. 
no more wild geo 
graphies of the 
flesh. echoes. that 
we move in tune 
to slower smells. 
it is a hard thing 
to admit that 
sometimes after midnight 
i am tired 
of it all.

Sonia Sanchez