Black Tresses and Wild Eyes

If I choose to be reborn, god build this world for me:
Black and brown bodies cascading across the globe
with black tresses and wild eyes. A riot of power
that breaks white into red and red into deep red.
Trees that shed leaves on our naked bodies and sun
that folds into the hollows of dark palms. Breasts that rise
and sag on a willow’s call. Hips that sing to songs
of birthing daughters and sons with winged arms. Children
who churn grief into salt and tweet about games, sibling
fights, their mothers who dance and grandmothers who pray
to a god glowing in their blackest tar flesh.



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