SpliTongue

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Weaving the Threads.”

Draft a post with three parts, each unrelated to the other, but create a common thread between them by including the same item — an object, a symbol, a place — in each part.

           2/5
Chomba girl, States Woman after 24 years

Sun shinnin, him mek rain.
Sky wáata, him rain rain. 
      Judgeman se—
    Half-and-half Équal.
¡Coño, Half umbrella not équal!
         Chó.
 Mi kyaant ñam this Équal.

           5/2
colored boy, Black man after 24 years

In joy & pain, 
she shinned on 
my rain. 
      She stepped, & went.
          Stepped, left, & went.

Baby, if you read history from the start, 
no judge cares about a Negro’s heart. 
Can’t help if I’m simple, bitter, and tart.
Ain’t nothin’ more to say on my part. 

    Half umbrella, half-man, 
      half of... of-half...

           1 and 1
       Judge’s summation

       Through the zephyr 
              and gale of marriage, 
        a common shelter was shared. 

      To each a share, a part.
          This umbr|ella halved apart.

     Equitable and fair in Law.

     Divorce: is hard comfort;
           satisfaction’s souvenir.

Terms
Chombo/a: person of Antillean descent
chó : exclamatory expression of anger or frustration
coño: shit
kyaant: can’t
mek nais (make noise): to argue
ñam: to eat
two-five: good friends
wáata: water

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