And then he told me that he did not see me as black
but as a beautiful woman
and that race didn’t matter.
The last time that he ever spoke.
Because what I said was…
Just because you find
yourself
saying that all these random
colors are a part of the rainbow,
you don’t even notice that black and white
are not
there.
A universal joke played in mankind
trying to pretend he’s a part of something
because he’s too afraid not to be what he really
is.
And then beautiful!
As if I could be otherwise
born from the earth as I am.
Be me sweet
like golden honey, Ambrosia
and strong
like black fertile soil, Mother Earth
my race does matter
feel free to believe that
the range of my heritage will not
be removed from this earth of from my spirit,
a heritage from the cradle of man
and to which all men shall return.
Acknowledge it
then understand that I can transcend it
if I wanted to
but why deny the beauty
richness
power of my melanin pride?
Accept me for the black woman
the black passion
the black essence
that I represent.
Because my race matters
and I proudly flaunt
the black beauty of it.

Zing!

Here and Now

2 thoughts on “Black Girl Magic

  1. Don says:

    I see why that was the last time he ever spoke. Most likely, you left him speechless. No different than how I’m unable to find the words to describe what I’m feeling afterward. I love the unbridled passion of black women because, like you said, our race matters and that’s the beauty of it all.

    I’d go so far as to say that black girl magic, in general, inspires awe and pity, making it hard to turn away more times than not.

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    1. eabmarshall says:

      Black Girl Magic! Even if we are genetically alike (99+%) the infinitesimal difference that is race should be insignificant. My awesomeness should be just because I’m a woman. 😳

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