In and Out of Time

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In and Out of Time

by Maya Angelou

The sun has come.
The mist has gone.
We see in the distance...
our long way home.
I was always yours to have.
You were always mine.
We have loved each other in and out of time.
When the first stone looked up at the blazing sun
and the first tree struggled up from the forest floor
I had always loved you more.
You freed your braids...
gave your hair to the breeze.
It hummed like a hive of honey bees.
I reached in the mass for the sweet honey comb there....
Mmmm...God how I love your hair.
You saw me bludgeoned by circumstance.
Lost, injured, hurt by chance.
I screamed to the heavens....loudly screamed....
Trying to change our nightmares into dreams...
The sun has come.
The mist has gone.
We see in the distance our long way home.
I was always yours to have.
You were always mine.
We have loved each other in and out
in and out
in and out
of time.

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Give me your hand
Make room for me
to lead and follow

Tears
The crystal lrags
Viscous tatters

A last love,
proper in conclusion,
should snip the wings

She came home running
back to the mothering blackness
deep in the smothering blackness

The free bird leaps
on the back of the win
and floats downstream

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt

I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,

There are some nights when
sleep plays coy,
aloof and disdainful.

Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home

When love is a shimmering curtain
Before a door of chance
That leads to a world in question

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