Public Liberation

The backs of three woman with braids are seen holding hands. Larger shadow images of them are overlaid. A sunset in pink and purple hues above a copse of trees makes up the background.
Photo by Masha Raymers: https://www.pexels.com/photo/group-of-people-standing-on-beach-9406085/

It was a Friday evening

and we were free.

It was a moment.

We were free from the restraints

and filters of masking.

We were free to be an interracial

couple in public.

We were free from racist stares

and biased sniveling.

We were free to dine out

while listening to live music.

The air was charged with acceptance,

joy, and willingness to be.

I swirled my bourbon

and as it wafted into my flared nostrils

the oaked and aged scintillas

grabbed my spirit and flew me

out of my physical body.

Floating on another plane

where I was once you and you

were once me

and all of us had taken on other

forms.

Spirit in drink and spirit in ether

we scintillated and spread

swirling in air

mixing a heady, euphoric

drink in a bigger universe’s

shaker glass.

My physical body

thrumming and

sternum with ribcage vibrating

to the music

my skeleton rocking me back,

harkens my astral body to return.

Joy in liberation and libation.

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Queer Writer & Poet | Sex and Sensuality | Health and Wellness Interests | Personal Experience | LINKTR.EE/TOLBERTMBB | Instagram @tolbert_on_medium

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Queer Writer & Poet | Sex and Sensuality | Health and Wellness Interests | Personal Experience | LINKTR.EE/TOLBERTMBB | Instagram @tolbert_on_medium

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