Song to a Black Woman

by Lamont Palmer

she is beautiful.
although her body reveals
the bruises of a nation that
wrongly abuses her femininity,
and blackness,
still she is beautiful.

oh black woman.

my pen shall forever spurt forth
fervent words of praise.
for you are apart of me, as
i wish to be an untroubled, 
part of you.
and i will always be proud to say
without shame, reservation,
or succumbing to forces that
wish to divide us,
that this is my beautiful, beautiful
black woman.

Song to a Black Woman by Lamont Palmer

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