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MELANIN: A POEM THAT PAINTS BEAUTY

Written by Favour Raymond

tap the decline button // when ‘not being enough’ // rings on the cell of your body //

for your body is a symphony // of perfect punctuations // from a fullstop that stops the crowd // or sculpts them into comma that pauses //

as your heart creates bold rhythms // for your feet to dance away grief // and your shadow pleads to rest for a minute //

as your feet stamps empathy // on sheets of paper turned to soils // and your palms create beats to join the song //

as your voice speaks loud // echoes louder than loudspeakers // soothing hearts // craving to listen //

as your hips sway to notes // notes weaved into music // music created by the confidence you command //

as your lips curve into a crescent // your teeth glows like your skin // causing eyes to look a third time //

as your eyes are an ocean // radiates calmness // or becomes a storm // that terrifies weakness better than angry dogs //

as your hair is the shape of satisfaction // like a woman on her first day at work // as your hair beams like Christmas lights //

as your hair is the crown the world craves // governing glittery gold // an orchard it is // just like your body that bears fruits

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