Lip smacking and R&B music wailing
Can be heard across the street
Jovial voices saturated in’ emboldened jubilee
Teeth locking onto the tender flesh of barbecued beef
Plaid patterned, picnic tables are side by side
Topped with full pans of decadent soul food
Baked macaroni, roasted chicken, grilled polishes,
Hamburgers, potato salad and greens beans
Can be seen next to the red kool-aid
The sugar that makes adults stay awake
Also makes children misbehave
Long lost family show up to the gathering
In the newest fits and the hottest kicks
Every ounce of blemish
Is covered by bronzer
And foundation made by Maybelline
There is an open bar full of gin and tonic
It tastes good but it’s affects are toxic
After hours of dancing and conversations galore
Drunk people stumble away from the party floor
But as soon as they reach the door
They are questioned by Auntie Tanya about their way home:
Who is driving? Are you sober?
If not, we finding someone to drive ya’ll there.
We want y’all to be safe because we care.
Just tell Juju the location
And he’ll take you there.
Remember we all family here!
Love Always, Esha ❤