Black Poetry : Black

Don Fletcher

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I know what it means to be black
It means to be comfortable in your skin
And ***** I am comfortable

I’m constantly wearing my softest blanket with solar panels
Cause my skin soaks up the sun
And I let my glow
Just flow right out of me
like a one man show

My skin in made from the bounciest rubber cause everything you throw it bounces right back
Hating then appropriating
But whose to blame
Quite the shame that they’ll never know how it feels
It feels like the finest silk woven from Romplestelskin
spiders and moths will not be seeing this appittiezer
For it is divine melanin

You can’t just pick off what you out of it
Like your following some type of faith
Those shades of brown comes in all platelets of our heritage

Our hair defies gravity growing from the roots of a tree
Our kinky curls are Crown Jewels
Our noses are big Nd wide like the diamond in the rough
My skin depicts my ancestors life like leather
How it’s rough And tough

It’s an unspoken energy that you can feel when you give that look to another brotha or sista
For all whom shares the same backstory we are all brothers n sisters
Forget the court of law and justice
Cause all we have is just us

I am just an black man in America
I’m not African American
Im African and I’m an American
The dream that was sought was not ours
But I can if I marry a cultured privileged
Life style who can’t see past the sunset
For your eyes can’t rest on my black skin
Without feeling threatened

As long as I have breath my fist will be raised and my hair will test gravity’s limit
I am black
Suffering from Back lash
Beneath my ash is black
My ancestors worked hard to get me here
You can still the back slashes

- Don Fletcher
 

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