Poesie In Noir

I am Solange's cool,
untouchable sunkissed curls and calm vibes with a striking tongue,
I am Beyonce's presence,
a force of nature that was blessed by the heaven's above,
I am Tina's perseverance,
an ocean of knowledge,
with tides that steal back history's lies,
I am India's love,
an earth mother who pours and nurtures,
a goddess led by angels,
untouched by mortal cynicism,
focused on the eternal.

I am Whitney.
I am Michelle.
I am Zendaya, Aaliyah, Viola, Lupita, Chloe and Halle, Yara...

I am the unspoken magic of black women come and gone,
still here,
still fighting,
still conquering.

I am the light that will not dim,
the fire that will not die,
the moon that you curse and the stars that you wish upon,
and I'm, were, not going anywhere.

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Cydney Irby

I am a self starter extraordinaire with a knack for empowering people to cultivate their best lives. Cooking is therapeutic for my sanity. I'd rather spend my day on a spontaneous road trip with my best friends than shopping, but Target has my heart. If I'm not at the bookstore with my mom, taking a nap, or on the couch binge watching something with my cat and my boyfriend, I'm probably at the dining room table working.