A Poem For My Dear Friend Amory by Patience Labane

Patience Labane | April 20th, 2024 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

I still love you, even when we don’t talk
I still love how your locs intertwine with grace like God wove them Himself
I still love how your skin beautifully meets the sunset like it’s sun-kissed with passion
I still love how much you make me laugh, emptying my belly of its sadness
I still love our lengthy conversations that we had, knowing that you are my best friend that didn’t see me as a body to tally of the backs you broke in sweet surrender
I still love how delusional we are, how we create our world of ‘anything is possible’ where you and I are both the cast and crew
I miss you A

Poet Bio

As an artist, Patience Labane uses poetry and documentary to explore her own complex existence as a
Black, female, spiritual, queer, and depressed individual living within systems of religion and societal
norms. Her work seeks to give voice to the experiences of those who have been historically silenced and
marginalized, challenging the dominant narratives that maintain systemic oppression.
Through her poetry, Patience delves into the nuances of various life experiences, illuminating the
challenges and joys of navigating the intersections of identity. Her documentary through podcasting
work follows the journeys of prominent poets, highlighting their lives and the vital role that poetry plays
in our society.
With the release of her poetry podcast ‘Her Thoughts’, Patience is making her work even more
accessible, reaching a broader audience and creating a platform for more voices to be heard. Her
upcoming production ‘Conversations Between Personalities’ promises to delve even deeper into the
complexities of identity and existence.
Ultimately, Patience strives to create work that is both deeply personal and universally relatable, forging
connections between individuals and communities and fostering compassion and understanding.

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