the Bop: deeper within

prompt for the day: the Bop. The invention of poet Afaa Michael Weaver, the Bop is a kind of combination sonnet + song. Like a Shakespearan sonnet, it introduces, discusses, and then solves (or fails to solve) a problem. Like a song, it relies on refrains and repetition.

we need to be hyper
vigilant watching
always listening
for that moment
when the night falls
when you think you are light

it all begins deeper within

we can’t pull each other
into the spotlight
for a true moment
for a sharp dress down
for a reckoning
for redefining
all of our hearts
are so fragile

it all begins deeper within

trust in the drift
trust in the storm
trust in the stumbling motion
of time unfolding
trust that you don’t know everything
but you don’t know nothing

it all begins deeper within

Author: Adrienne

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your uprising against the forces of darkness has got to do more than say "no." A fierce, primal yes should be at the heart of your crusade. (rob brezny, long ago)

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