Dear Black Sister (excerpt)

Dark as molasses and sweet as peppermint canes,

Go ahead check that window, stare at that mirror.

Drink all of yourself in, then count all of the ways 

white clouds whose envy couldn’t be any clearer

try to imitate those burdensome beauty features. 

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Because Melanin…

​Because melanin. 

Because sun-kissed. 

Because confidence has limited terms and conditions.

Because I imagine freedom in one’s own skin resembles this. 

Because my mother’s was flawless but mine inherited all of her sins. 

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