The person I reblogged this from is beautiful.

A Question For Black People



Why are we so ridiculously good looking?

That’s just the way things gotta be.

For My Darker Sisters



I had a sister

colored so dark that she dripped with the night

catching light in her skin so that it glinted back

like the stars.

But she howled and beat herself

Willing her body to be lighter, brighter,

trying to force a sunrise that would not come.

She held herself at the centre of a flame

where the heat turns white

until she was burning, so hot

that any brown paper bag they put to her face

caught fire.  

- (2013)

i am in love with this.
hopelessly in love with this piece.