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Nikki Giovanni

(June 7, 1943 / Knoxville, Tennessee)

And I Have You


Rain has drops
Sun has shine
Moon has beams
That make you mine
Rivers have banks
Sands for shores
Hearts have heartbeats
That make me yours
Needles have eyes
Though pins may prick
Elmer has glue
To make things stick
Winter has Spring
Stockings feet
Pepper has mint
To make it sweet
Teachers have lessons
Soup du jour
Lawyers sue bad folks
Doctors cure
All and all
This much is true
You have me
And I have you

Submitted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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