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.