If I were so pale as to shade the sun
Or deepest ebony as obsidian
A shimmery layer of copper
Whether my hair is curly, kinky
Wavy straight red black or silver
The lines on my face full of stories
Etched and scarred with history
If I were thin as a skeleton
Or heavy as a veritable mountain
Struggling to handle basic math
Unable to make people laugh
Poor or broken or even homeless
I would still love with all my soul
I am beautiful
I am beautiful
I
Am
Beautiful

I move slowly enough to savor
Even the most faded of roses
Old enough to appreciate
A wide variety of life’s flavors
I will shine like a super nova
If you find yourself trapped in night
My love is sure and never wavers
My heart is foremost in all that I do,
And you? I see you —
You are beautiful
You are beautiful
You are
Truly beautiful too

For Ezinne Ukoha

Happy 2018 to All.

Looking for the Kind in Humankind. Heart currently Code Blue.

Looking for the Kind in Humankind. Heart currently Code Blue.