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Thursday, May 26, 2022
Melanin Speaking

Dear Beauty

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Dear Beauty,

so often so judgemental
on the outskirts of am I enough?
do I focus on your definition 
or what society has defined you as
or better yet my definition of you yourself
and I am reminded 
of chiseled lines
and opposite parentheticals
not of my own appearance
but of who I have defined as enough
not because you said so
but because i’ve ignored your message
of free defining
of free will to be your name
and in retrospect
my definition has created a push
for my own aesthetic
for my own existence and worth
allowing judgement free judgement
leaving a contradicting love
for you and
of me
for your definition never used a limit
and here I have
because ease is a better pain than acceptance
and i’d rather hold what is filled in my sack
than to confront your truth
to reframe my mind
to know what I knew before
and to repeat your name
in the remembrance of my great grandmother before me
and how you both whispered to my mother’s womb
there is no such thing as enough 

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