Personal Letter No.3

By Sonia Sanchez

nothing will keep us young

you know not

young men or women

who spin their youth

on cool playing sounds.

we are what we are

what we never think we are.

no more wild geo graphies of the flesh. echoes.

that we move in tune

to slower smells.

it is a hard thing to admit

that sometimes after midnight

i am tired

of it all.