originally published 2/27/19
my beauty is so tremendous it has to be edited out of magazines & movements
whitewashed from history
evacuated from the sermons, the schools, & the streets just to prove that it does not exist!
my beauty is so tremendous that they try to confine it
build health & science — gates around it
but my beauty, you can still peek through & see it!
my beauty is so tremendous there are no words for it, or rather
the words — they are too ugly for my beauty
the men — they are too ugly for my beauty
my beauty is so tremendous they had me believe so long it was not there —
so when i finally found it, here:
in all of the places i was taught to hate
here: in all of the curves & creases,
bulges & breaches, here: in this
body, not theirs
i finally figured out:
my beauty is so tremendous that the men
the men: they have to kill me for it
but my beauty, my beauty is so tremendous
that it will still be there when i am gone
it will still be here when i am gone.
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