Another World

by Fatima Robinson

one step removed from this reality
underneath the rivers that floods the senses
is another world

a world free from contamination
and frustration
having no denominations
uncanning to the infinite imagination

timelessly, my spirit flows
tempo much faster than any jet
journeying through narrow hidden pathways
i can only catch a glimpse of my passage
within a matter of a blink
or merely, a fraction of a second
i am no longer here, but there
surrounded by the glory of nature’s silent music
echoing everywhere

i breathe the clean air of it

i taste the fine sweetness of it
a sweetness better than the finest chocolates
or maybe those See’s candies your man gave you last week. Yes!

i feel the comfortable warmth of it
sunrays touching the outer realms of my face
i have finally found rest 
in a peace that passeth all understanding
fruitful and less demanding

i gasp at the beauty of it
stretching out my brown-skinned body flat 
lying erect on my spine
i take in a big deep breath…
and I am not waiting to exhale.  believe that!

harmonious are the roots of this population
contagious is the unity of the brotherhood
how wondrous is this place
oh just taste

then in an instance
a sudden disturbance…
and I am awakened

Another World by Fatima Robinson

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