They said we were strong and built to breed,

Cattle, the perfect slave, I am not sure if I believe

A black woman is even built to stand

Examples can be seen of weakness, fright, naivety, ignorance in the extreme

“Where are you looking?” I asked myself

“In the mirror and I am experiencing discontent.”

Who’s the master of my modern day slavery

Shackling my emotions and eating my bravery

The mirrors they’re first, I hate what I see.

The magazine’s are second, my complexion’s dirty.


My body’s chunky and large.

I clearly don’t care

That I am for consumption and no one’s buying what’s for sale.

The people are third, strangers and those known

I’m comparing. I am contrasting.


They compare and contrast me.

I want to go home.



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