Kinky Black History Month

Love After Love

This work by and/or about Derek Walcott was found in the public domain.

love-letter

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Derek_WalcottIn all things, for both D-types and s-types alike, we must have something to give before we can offer to give of ourselves.

“Love After Love” is a poem by Derek Walcott, part of Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (1986). The poem is about how people often forget themselves when they have been in a relationship for a very long time. It instructs the reader on how to love themselves and learn how to put their own needs first. ¹

Derek Alton Walcott, OBE OCC (born 23 January 1930) is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is currently Professor of poetry at the University of Essex. ²

Kinky Black History Month is a collection of things kinky, erotic & touching.

It is the celebration of POC (people of color) with a focus on those who identify as Black or African-American.

For 28 days, know that we exist, some of us are kinky and all of us are worthy.

For the remaining 337 days, know that we exist, some of us are kinky and all of us are worthy.

Many thanks go to Sir Black Ice and friends papislut & Master Alexander for your continued cheerleading and footwork, those who have provided express permission to include their works here and those who freely offered resources, ideas and input otherwise.