The Caribbean Writer

Love Up De Culture

Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming


It does hit yuh
Bam! Jus so
an sometimes dis culture
does wrap arong yuh
naked body
all slinky and sexy
slow and dreamy
like it want to make
love wit yuh

at other times
it does make yuh knees
get weak
yuh trimblin all over
moanin and groanin
like yuh is a Shango Baptist
ketchin de power

an den again
sometimes it does
get yuh excited
eyes open wide
an shining like black opal
heart ponging in yuh chest
like tassa drums in a
cooking night or hoosay

but always always
at de dead ah night
in ah silver riddum
ah crooning melody
wedda Baron or Polly Sookraj
steelpan or sitar
it does climax Bam!
an jus so it does go


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