#Unfinished (for colored girls )

It has
been years
since the colored girl in me
(sitting idly at the base of my spine)
sat up and took notice
inhaled sweat, spit, shit smells from the floor
the walls
but this time
without choking
metabolizing just enuf
to slam eyes wide open

dared notice the way
fleshy pockets of
& self-destruct
gathered at the corners of her eyes,
swelled beneath fingertips
worn clean by
day to day
metaphysical struggle
with unseen foe

empathized with the
heat in her chest
and in wiping her own brow gently
let bloom another world
behind her ribcage
let herself be marked–
& whole.

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