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