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March 8, 2021

Royal. {Poem}

No matter how gentle the Black
How light the skin
How gorgeous the face
How talented the soul
How pure the intentions
They will not protect us
No matter how innocent the life
How secure the birthright
Titles will be stripped
And babies tossed to wolves
Because of a fear of Black skin
They will let a woman drown
In their lies
They will let the darkness
Swallow her
See her reach out for help
And not only turn their backs
But crush her fingers beneath their feet
With hopes she will plummet off the cliff
The why is obvious
The why is consistent
The why is always the same
Black
They want her suffering
Because Blackness
Because she was breathing
While Black
Because her Light
Outshines the white
With her Blackness
They will turn their backs
On their own
Stop taking calls from their
Sons
Because of Blackness
And what else should we expect
From the birthplace
Of white supremacy
The birthplace of slavery
The birthplace of the patriarchy
The soul of colonialism
And
What else should we expect
From a lineage of resilience
Of beauty
Of strength
Of everlasting hope
Her bounce back
Her reboot
Her survival
Catch this #BlackGirlMagic
Catch this brilliance
Catch this happy
Catch this radiance
That not even 1,200 years of hate
Can kill
Catch this liberation
Catch this revolution
This World Woman
This Global Majority
Catch all of this
Unbreakable
Blackness
She doesn’t need your titles
She has always been a Queen

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