Day 10: Reaffirming Your Fly February Challenge- JaNae’ Taylor

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BGFxRYF-Day10-01DAY 10

I AIN'T HERE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT

NOR YOUR LIPSTICK DOLLED UP FACES

NOR YOUR THREE HUNDRED DOLLAR PAIR SNEAKERS

NOR YOUR THRIFT SHOP TEE OR YOUR HAND ME DOWN BAG /

AIN'T YOUR DOCTOR NOR YOUR LAWYER

NOR YOUR MOMMA NOR YOUR GEE

NOR YOUR TEACHER NOR YOUR PASTOR

NOR YOUR SALESMAN NOR YOUR AGENT /

I AIN'T IN PR/I AIN'T IN THE LIBRARY/

I'M HERE TO BE LOUD AND VIGOROUS AND

VICIOUS AND VIGILANT AND WHOMEVER YOU BE /

DEFINE YASELF AS/

WRITE YA NAME ON SOME PAPER -

WHOMEVER I AIN'T HERE FOR YOUR EGO/

MY SELF IS/BE/MY SELF/MY SHADOW

STAY LINGERING IN DAYLIGHT CAUSE

AIN'T NO PARTS OF ME HIDING /

YAL CAN KEEP YA SHOES ON AT RESTAURANTS

I TAKE MINE OFF /

I AIN'T HERE FOR YOUR PROPER

OR YOUR PETTY PEA COAT

I AIN'T HERE FOR YOUR PANTY HOSE OR

YOUR BRAZEERES/

I KNOW THERE IS A THING CALLED GRAVITY

AND EV ERR REE THANG MUST FALL

SHOUT WITH ME FOR EVERY DAY SOMETHING HAD TRIED TO KILL ME AND HAD FAILED

 


i am comprised of many fierce ancestors from TaylorNorthDorseyWallaceFreemans who have traveled miles of this planets soil \ in this lifetime i go by JeNae’ \ i travel through spaces mostly as a storyteller, theatre practitioner, FUNdraiser, organizer, decoder and poet \ graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Watkins Mill High School and my mothers elementary \ i have been recreatingdancingdreamingwritingspeakingsingingdirectingactingplaying since the 20th century and i don’t know how to stop \