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15 July 2010

Seeking A Seven Day Kiss

Somebody come and carry me
into a seven day kiss
Somebody come and carry me
into a seven day kiss
Somebody come and carry me
into a seven day kiss
I don't need no historic, no national,
no family bliss
I need an absolutely one to one
A seven day kiss - help me now

I can read the daily papers
I can even make a speech
but the news is stuff that tapers
down to salt poured in that breach
I have been scheming about my people
I have been scheming about sex
I have been dreaming about Africa
Nightmaring Oedipus the Rex


But what I need is quite specific
terrifying rough stuff and terrific
I need an absolutely one to one
A seven day kiss - help me now

Somebody come and carry me
into a seven day kiss
Somebody come and carry me
into a seven day kiss
Somebody come and carry me
into a seven day kiss
I don't need no historic, no national,
no family bliss
I need an absolutely one to one
A seven day kiss - help me now 

 
June Jordan © 1980, Beacon Press 

Come, my beloved,
let us go forth into the fields,
and lodge in the villages; 
let us go out early to the vineyards, 
and see whether the vines have budded,
whether the grape blossoms have opened 
and the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
The Song of Songs 7:11-12

I will give you my love and it will taste like a seven day kiss.

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