Mental Foreplay

Mental Foreplay

Let us engage in mental foreplay
Caress my cranium with your wits
Drop jewels, not gemstones, but historical facts and scripture
Never have I been the typical girl who likes shiny things
I’d rather watch your mind gleam
Impress me with your intelligence
Kiss me
Lay me down under starlight
Give me top
Not oral pleasure, but top 3 books you have read
Be prepared to explain your reasoning
Cuz if your top 3 doesn’t align with mine, healthy debate is sure to follow
Engage me in mental foreplay
Passion for the people
And sensual satisfaction from talk of revolution
Foreplay
Now play four times over again that last portion from that Malcolm X speech
I wanna internalize it
As we sit back and engage in mental foreplay
You pleasure me
When you speak so fluently on politics and organizing
The Black man’s plight
I’m reaching my height
Constructive conversational climax
And I could lay up under you all day
King, you breathe liberation
Late nights and early mornings and I’m not yet tired
Mental foreplay
Mind sex
This soul tie is unique and you’re perfect
Strong beautiful Black man you are perfect for me
And though they say the revolution won’t be televised
Images of these moments will forever be captured in my mind
You got me mind whipped
Mental foreplay

Author: Rashidah Butler