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When a woman is unleashed unto herself. Left to feel all that her perfect body was meant to feel. It’s that reserved woman breaking free and being taken; surrendering and ravaging her prey. It’s a woman out of control and being willing to be seen in this vulnerable state. The saxophone solo by Kyle O’Donnell conjures this experience beautifully.



I come towards you naked spinning
out of time
traverse the deepest ocean swimming my desire
to have you take me, make me sacrifice.

you see the part of me that I'm ashamed to hide
and I can't see myself unless I'm in your eyes
to have you wake me, break me from disguise

say to me everything I'm scared to say myself
oh stay with me, make me feel there's nobody else

with you I own the part me that's crucified
that wild wounded woman you have unified
to have you play me, slay me, sweet sublime

the table set, we feast by burning candlelight
with you I'm never shy to show my appetite
so feed me, need me like your alibi

lay with me, take me to that place inside myself
stay with me, enslave me in the binding of your spell

we lay together silent bodies intertwined
I took your breath to please the (hungry) god inside
my body temple simply satisfied


from the Sovereign One, released September 27, 2018


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Monique DeBose Los Angeles, California

LA native Monique DeBose is an award-winning playwright and songwriter. the Sovereign One–debuted at #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. Inspired by her experience of what it means to be African American & Irish American, she wrote the funny, heartwarming and disruptive one-woman show Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation in America to initiate conversation and heal race relations in America. ... more

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