i call him in the tongue of his mother
how can the son not love what beget him
what sorrows can he forget at the breast
what nurture does my heart hold when love is heavy on tongues like honey
sticky and sweet
god, i wish he’d call
Aneesah Shealey is a writer based in Chicago, Il. She is third-year African and Black Diaspora Studies major and Creative Writing minor at DePaul University. She is also an associate editor at Fourteen East Magazine, where she writes about culture, entertainment, and music. You can find her on social media @azshealey.