BLACK+NESS

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 16:21 -- IbukunO

All

I need

Is my black+ness;

Making a home out of my skin

Deep with+in

Proof of my ancestors’ reignin’

Kings and Queens prayin’

loud,

Got the earth shakin’

World wakin’

 

My black(n)ess.

 

Giving + me

A sense of ease

A sense of ident+ity

This blackness

This sweet ebony

Feeding me,

With self-worth and confidence

 

Sincerely,

                      -at times when.i.am.famished.

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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