nina simone

i think about mos def
singing about you
no one barks like you
smart and fierce
with a will to pierce
through the embalmed calm

you are heart beat music
and i listen to the story of you
as it gathers behind the music
and pushes it forward

nina, this story makes me sad
but you never made me sad
you made me glad
to have a heart to love
and ears to fall in music

nina,
you step beyond
any trappings

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