|a poem for Langston…|

I am the darker sister
they parade me on the front lines
in awe of hips ass & thighs
I walk
head high…
shoulders back…
shaking the earth

today.
my skin is a mark
that sunshine
has a sense of humor
my nose
wide to breathe the wind
my smile… a gift
my hair a crown

besides…
being
black,
full & nappy
carries a crying joy

I, too, am…

8.12.2011 4:09p