• Ricardo Hartley III

Europe in Black

I just want a black love in my European home

scents of cocoa butter and lavender

you know I’m southern

maybe even the smell of fried chicken, collard greens, or Jiffy cornbread

maybe Europe has that


I just want a black love in my European home

nappy curls interweaving

each strand becoming one as we solidify an unbreakable union

the unity upholding as I drown black castor oil to the curvature of your twists

our bed stained with oils, cum, and the undeniable exquisite marking of our space

du-rags, picks, and all


I just want a black love in my European home

the significance of two deep brown bodies holding one another

embracing each other in the roughness yet saccharine sentiment of our skin

each touch gracefully scratching at the untapped potential of what love can be

learning day by day

man to man

heart to heart


I just want a black love in my European home

Looking into the eyes of my lover

lost but forever found in you

This is all I ever wanted