Poetry: Twirl me the rhythm and tell me your name

Twirl me the rhythm

and tell me your name

Tell me the story of your name.

Explain to me the pulse of your heartbeat,

sing me the code of your DNA and let the melody linger like restless

fingers across the ache of skin.


Tell me the story of your name and all its ancestors.


Translate the beat of their drums in your chest, and dance me

the twirl of their rhythms.


Help me understand who you are that I might come to know

myself for once, perhaps, reflected in the face that is not mine

and is not meant to be.


Kerry Connelly

2018

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