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The Way I Feel


by Nikki Giovanni

i’ve noticed i’m happier
when i make love
with you
and have enough left
over to smile at my doorman

i’ve realized i’m fulfilled
like a big fat cow
who was just picked
for a carnation contentment
when you kiss your special place
right behind my knee

i’m as glad as mortar
on a brick that knows
another brick is coming
when you walk through
my door

most time when you’re around
i feel like a note
roberta flack is going to sing

in my mind you’re a clock
and i’m the second hand sweeping
around you sixty times an hour
twenty-four hours a day
three hundred sixty-five days a year
and an extra day
in leap year
cause that’s the way
that’s the way
that’s the say i feel
about you