My Blackness

I love you the way I love my blackness
From the top of your head to the soles
of your feet
I love you the way I love my blackness
I love your hair the way it flows, like the
Nile supreme, flowing in its greatness too far off
places, bold, beautiful and complete
I love your face as it reflects all things
beautiful, like our history, our people
strong and proudly proclaimed
I love you the way I love my blackness,
shoulders strong, holding up our ancestors
for those to come
I love you the way I love my blackness, nursing
our children into our champions, to face the world,
to proclaim that they too love their blackness

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