Coal Worl

February 26, 2016

Let a lil light peek from undaneef somewhere an I’m close
Ain’t gone be too long fo I’m right dea with my lil light
Seein what’kuh happen when light git light in da light
I know bright when I see it an dis shine baby
Like dyemen wit coal still wrapped awl roun it
Buncha hard mess keepin aht da light from makin culuh
Who’own luh culuh jumpin ere whicha way 
Iffen you had da tools ta free da jewul you’uh do it wonna
Iss jes a luh mo leff anyhih we been chippin at it from day one
Cain’t git it awl off iss on our hands an seem like it stick
On erethang I luh but dis lil light uh mine
I swea I see huh in my mine so clea awlready 
Awl ready to git fancy an showed ta da worl
Gettin enuff light ta thow bike change 
Coming from rock uh make ya hard an tough
Cep dihmens hard tough rill beautifuh an wonit  
Dea take da tuff cuz da beauty make it worf da trouble
She beautifuh enough fa dat an mo den dat
Ta be sat’in up in a rock uh block 
My hanz dirdy my eyes hella shahp
Any lil bitta light slippin inta dis box uh Black
Holdin heaps uh unworked dihmens inside
From da sight uh dis worl an da propa tools
Ain’t gone be missed by me nary a time
I’mma hol my baby wrapt in coal rat up to it
An ax widaht missing a lick
What kin you do ta get huh in da right light


© Vanya Allen


Coconut Grove, FL. February 20, 2016. Photo by Johanne Rahaman




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