in Somali, this means:
i am drawn to men with calm faces,
silent bodies and still eyes.
men with peaceful aura’s that suggest
they must know God better than most-
must practice patience,
and prayer longer than most.
men who do not anger easily,
but are able to contain inside themselves raging storms-
who only whisper weightless angst
into the bossom of their lovers at night.
i have always known,
that one of these days-
i will fall for the calming voice and companionable silence
of a man who collects words
in order to thatch together meaningful speech
and beautiful thoughts.
and he will be the father of my children,
and they will resemble him more than me,
none of my swinging moods and jagged tongue
but all of his gentle strength.