Black Girl

Exquisite beyond wonder, woman
layers peeled back like sheets on a 100 degree night
heavy with discomfort and wet
from tears and my hearts breaking

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My Mural

If I had the opportunity to design a mural mine would be a tribute to the mothers.
Mothers from all over the diaspora,
mothers from Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, and the U.S.
The mothers on the mural are teachers, because mothers are our first teachers.

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Phantasmagorical Echoes

Dear people of this planet,
Kings, Queens, Citizens,
of this lonely, stone-skipping on universe waters,
of this cozy blue pebble that we choose to call earth.

I want to tell you that Today we exist;
That Today, we walk on a path
forged by the blood of preceding ancestors

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I keep looking at these trees
From this window, I can see
Them inside the cemetery
Each evening and now
They stand between me and the sky
I imagine weeping willows in the south

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Hidden Within the 13th

One word killed the Eric Garners and George Floyds of America. 
One word deprived them of life and happiness. 
One word hinders African Americans from the sweet joy of liberty. 
One word denies us our equality. 
One word allows injustices to go unchecked. 
One word permits the violation of our rights. 
One word created mass incarceration. 

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