I saw her brown skin
The pavement beating down on her face…
Her pores now open
From years of hoping
Her tomboy teenage daughter…was still only “going through a phase”
at the age
She prayed & she preyed.
“Don’t Wear That!”
Looking over her shoulder
To make sure no one she knows sees
Oh my God, you look like a boy! Go & change, PLEASE!
We have to make sure the rest of the world is comfortable, not You.
Not in YOUR own Skin…