HARLEM or BOLDLY BROWN IN NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORK 2015 368 (celebrating being an African American woman)

the women came to town
and they were brown
cinnamon sincere tones of
golden good graciousness
bodacious beige
and earthtone brown
beautifully buffed burnt umbers
some even walked in
unafraid to be raw
others were shades of
roasted almond
they strutted in
churchified chestnutty women
some were nurturing nutmegs
others
were barely noticed in their
cucumber cool khaki tones
there were rusty rustic russets
tap dancing taupes
and
sensual smokey tones of topaz
they all came to town
and
were
boldly
brown
…yolanthaism


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