Wide hips, and pillow soft lips,
Almond eyes… envelop me thighs
Nappy hair, all pressed and curled
Fling yo weaves or twists and rolls
Her big ass hoops jus swingin’ free
Church lady pearls…”lift my hands to thee”
Look at us, so black we blue
“How the hell she make that rue”?
Caramel cream… molasses glow.
Fiery cayenne… “Girl I don’t know”
Freckled and dimpled, gap tooth and wide nose
Big feet, green eyes, “damn you got pretty toes!”
Greased up to shine and “Oooo you’re so soft”
Our skin is a wonder, you don’t know the true cost
Too brash too Loud too wide too deep
Our shit ain’t got nothin’ to do with “beauty sleep”
Michelle and Miss O, Lupita and Negga
Tracy Ross, Miss Monae, Mary J and Rihanna
Ava, and Shonda, Kerri, Fantasia
Lauryn Hill, Lady Ledisi, and the Lovely Lalah
We lack time and space enough to number
The sisters we know and love and remember
Our Beauty is ours and there is no one mold
Drop the Mike and weep, On Your Knees….Behold!!!!
I see you.
You see me.
That’s it y’all. Time to be Bold…