Posted: March 8, 2017 in Poetry
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I have been reading Nayyirah Waheed’s beautiful poems and recently finished her book of poems Salt. I’ve never bookmarked a book like this ever before with every page making me shake my head, ‘aww’ and ‘Oh My God’, the last book I can remember that made me feel this way is another poem book, Questions for Ada, which now that I think of it is very similar with salt, adressing smilar issues. 

I know it was relesed a while back and I can’t believe I haven’t heard if her before this weekend but I am glad I do now. I was very very very, can’t stress that enough, inspired by her short but deep poems adressing issues of race, love, heartbreak, Pan-Africanism, womanhood… 

Anyways, here is a poem clearly inspired by Nayyirah Waheed’s poetry. 


Water dropped on my face

it tasted like salt.

Water dropped down my cheek 

it moved like the strong currents of 

the sea

that took you away from me.

like the sea between you and me. 


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