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sun-kissed skin &
sunken cheekbones
that accentuated her
melanin-blessed
features. she was a
wood nymph, that
one; a protruding
nose that resembled
the regality of a
birch sculpture,
terra-cotta flesh &
wisps of dense,
frizzy tresses;
centuries of history
etched on hair,
etched on skin,
& within the infinite
beauty she exuded.
A/N: I wrote this simply because my African sisters do not receive enough credit for their beauty, for their excellency, for their existence in a culture and society that would content to their gentrification. It's tiresome to see my gals only praised when they're oiled up to a sheen and half-naked, when their skin is free of abrasions and stretch-marks, when their bodies are disproportionately curvaceous to fit fetishized means. I hope it represents my fellow WOC well.
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orphically Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Student Writer
I'm glad you enjoyed it, love.
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a-girl-named-divine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
i'm not sure why i haven't said something about this marvel here, because this is exactly the sort of thing that you and i bonded over. this is so very lovely, and so are you <3 
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orphically Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Student Writer
You're the most lovely being of them all, my dear.
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a-girl-named-divine Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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orphically Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Student Writer
I'm glad you liked it, love.
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orphically Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Student Writer
My poetic prose is shortcoming compared to yours, m'dear.
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