By Nikki Giovanni

I suppose living
in a materialistic society
to some would be having
more than what you need
living in an electronic age seeing
the whole world by pushing a button
the nth degree might perhaps be
adequately represented by having
someone there to push
the buttons for you
I have thought if only
I could become rich and famous I would
live luxuriously in New York knowing
famous people eating
in expensive restaurants calling
long distance anytime I want
but you held me
one evening and now I know
the ultimate luxury
of your love.

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