Wild As I Am

Image Credit: Harper's Bazaar, Model Naomi Campbell

Gold Dipped Diamond Dazzled Jet Eye Ebony Lash Black Curled, Coiled, Thick Forested Hair Sunset Nipple Moonlit Rib Twilight Thigh ……………………..Oh..As Wild As I am. Hyena Laugh Lioness gait Butterfly Flirt Willow Tree Sway …………………………. Wild As I Am. Bare Footed, Wide Open, and Spotted Red Flamingo Dancing Underneath Black …

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Shades of YOU

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Black History Month is a celebration of ALL of our history! Coal Black Soot Black Blue Black Sapphire Black Mahogany Black Ruby Black Red Black Gray Black Chestnut Black Bronze Black Carmel Black Amber Black Honey Black Oak Black Beige Black Mellow Yellow Black White Black   The Lightest of …

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These Fingers

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I’ve noticed that I haven’t been wearing any rings lately; on my fingers. No polish, or color; except for my own brown glossy shade. I’m attracted to the plainness, the shortness of fingernail, the roundness of knuckle, and the delicate bends. The softness of palm with blushing lines throughout The …

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Love Me Right

Image credit: Michael D. Harris

I got rivers flowing through my breast…. Ancient rivers that Griots tell stories about… that babies suckle from that tiny toes dance through that Monks bow to I got rivers flowing through my breast Elephant trunks sip from Grandmothers bathe in Grandfathers are baptized in Love me right I got …

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Blow on Me

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Just a blow behind my left ear. Just a silent whisper is all I need. My belly rises and falls and twists of us. Long before we became “US”. I remember being four, and seeing you at the bottom stairwell, a chill never forgotten. At night you would pace and …

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I Come Forth

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I COME FORTH BY DAY AND NIGHT Sunrise and Sunset Through every minute and Every second Every hour Time transcending Spirits ascending Passing faces Familiar faces Walking down paths that I remember Hearing same old stories told SHIVA BUDDHA OSHUN SHANGO NYAME OGUN YEMANJA I come forth by Day and …

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Sweet Symphony

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It is an anthology of soul-loving Black Folk Giving and receiving of spirit Bestowing Gods blessings Breathing in love Tasting Sweetness Bottom to top loving Shiny and Nappy Smooth and Course Loving our way Redeeming and revolting Sista’s speaking in tongues and Brotha’s seeing visions Black Folk soul loving Empowering …

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The Blue Lady

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Shh… (she whispered) With a lick of her indigo lips and a slight swivel of hip…she blessed me. With her pinkie finger she anointed my forehead with golden honey. With her whole hands she scooped Shea butter from a yellow calabash and oiled my body from a small jar, then …

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