Brown eyes, brown hair, brown skin
From head to toe, brown
My hair reaches for the heavens
My eyes reflect galaxies
My skin is rich and never the same
Summer and winter, the shades interchange
My mouth holds two tongues
The one of home, the one of necessity
My lips hold two tones,
Black and Pink, they decided to be both
The different shades of brown,
My mother’s eyes and my father’s smile.
The hair that reaches for the sky,
The sun that lights the specks in my eyes.
The strength in my arms,
The definition in my muscles.
The height of my legs,
The volume of my laugh…
I am beautiful,
I am alive.
The world sees darkness
The world thinks I’m inferior
That I need to be controlled…
I am brown. I am Black. I am beautiful.