My Dark Skin

I love my dark skin


My dark….dark skin


I embrace every inch of melanin that I possess


For my dark skin is that of a goddess


My dark skin, it layers…. intelligence


Strength, love, power


And those words that a person with such hatred of my dark skin


can never be defined


 


You cannot tell me that MY dark skin is too dark, ugly


…. Or violent


For when you embrace my dark skin,


You see the sweet magic that it holds,


The sinew at every glance


The confident aroma from every cell as I walk by


Head up….higher than the stars that you aim to reach


 


You see?


My dark skin is powerful


I do not beg for you to accept what I own


Tear me down, throw your shade, shoot bullets at me


Physically and emotionally


But my dark skin….


My dark….sweet skin


It has a voice….


It speaks louder than your hatred


And I love every inch of it


 

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