Black Love II by Nikki Williams Rucker (guest post)

Black Love II by Nikki Williams Rucker (guest post)

They ask us if we hate ourselves

And the answer lingers

As if lost in a chasm of uncontained thought

We process and redress and re process

Our answer like perms

 

In beauty salons

And the images before us change color

With the help of New Growth and Revlon

And still there is silence

 

I refuse to believe we have lost the essence of who we are

The road we were once marching upon

Is now covered in blood stained tears of mothers

Begging for answers

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