Shades of You

You fear your beautiful
and all it’s shades
because in the mirror,
you see the un-cried tears and i-love-you’s never received.

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Empress

Look at me,
I am woman
and I am black,
and I owe you no explanation for my God complex.

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Crown

Heavy is the head that wears the crown,
a crown made of struggle and perfect imperfections,
a crown that celebrates straight roads or curled pathways.

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