brighter than the northernmost star
you are the most beautiful just as you are..
divine, beauty always in its prime..
our gift our sis our and aunt, mother, love and wife..
we truly blessed to have u in our life...
continue to grow..
but don't change a thing..
because whether thin or thick..
i love u brown with hips
and those full lips to kiss...
wouldn't it or you any other way..
and each time i see you ...
ever more blessed is my day....
when your relative is high
and asks an officer for help
-- a Black man
to be high to do that,
and then the officers shoots your relative:
have to do
the white clothes have to be segregated
from the colored clothes
and the sheets, are best washed separately--
everybody knows that
socks will get lost, but socks are
not really clothes, so socks
don’t really matter
when you fold the clothes,
you’ll compartmentalized them the
way you usually do, the way
mama did and how her mama had done
you’ll put all of the clothes where they
drawed things in the drawers, hung things
on the hangers
and then you’ll notice
that some socks are lonely
like i did
for the lost socks