Reblog – Natural state of being by Candice Louisa Daquin

My comment reflects how I feel about this piece. May it touch you as deeply as it did me…

“Le sigh… This.is.so.damn.good!!! PREACH and show the world what love and hate resembles. Tell them so strong that the times and their minds change. Oh, Beauty, you leave me breathless. ❤”

TheFeatheredSleep

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They don’t want to hear about you

you’re not their kind

color, height, smell and gait

sets you apart, making you unpalatable

cast out from something you never belonged to

your back is curved before you hit the ground

sans parachute

cowing in utero to the inevitability of rejection

this is you, yellow girl, jaundiced before birth

you enter the world with a cigarette in one gnarled hand

the other high in protest

Gloria Steinem. could learn a thing or two about

your resolve

while she grew up in affluence and chose her metal

you were given nothing but inherited disease and

a penchant for purposing

all this in the time when women were

supposed to cross their legs in polite company

and open them for their husbands every whim

it disgusted you, the hypocrisy of hate

people at your Baptist church crowing gospel

calling you sinner when they caused…

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