African Rhythm

African Rhythm

Sand crystals crunch
under sandaled feet
of the dark one
as he rises above
the golden sphere
in the azure map
of ghostly islands

The dark one
moves to the rhythm
of waves slithering,
foaming upon slippery seaweed
caressing it into a liquid void

The dark one
takes hold of the white one
swaying to the beat,
the beat of Africa
pounds in the background
slowly mixing
the dark and the white

by Kara K. Bichler

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