How do I make them understand that it’s your hand I want to hold
and your name I want tattooed on my soul?

How do I show them that with you I want a dozen forevers
and that it’s your lips I want pressed against mine every time?

How do I tell them it’s you I’ve prayed for
and you I was made for?

Please tell me what to say
to your insecurities,
in a way that will make them believe me.

Excerpt from Chapter 5: A Gentleman’s In Courtship of “African Gentleman” by Jade Novelist

Jade Novelist ©️  2019

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