Poetry

Black Girl Pale

Black Girl Pale

this defining of beauty in a euro-centric light has pillaged,

robbed, massacred any sense of esteem. any form of light in the eye of many a black girl.

she watches the al jazeera programme where the woman inside the television says, now that i am lighter all the men look at me. empty room. she sniggers. externalises dissatisfaction of how her own human anatomy parallels.