Pieces of me

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My eyes met the Sun and we rose

Crack the sun-kissed knuckles

Sink hand to waist

Handful of tattered tee

Raise above head

it plummets to familiar floor

Skin exposed

Eye-fingers inspect

Know every faded pore

Speak stubble-tongue

Search canvas

Find spot for

All the names

Of all the slain


Humble hand covers mouth


They are already here

They sleep in wrinkles


They outline Black blemishes


They seek shelter in each scab


I hold them

I am their Black bodily banner

A melanin mausoleum

Wraps around my muscle

I do not mourn… alone

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