THE MEMORY or AMERICAN BLACK WOMAN
the memory of her royalty
braved the oceans
braved the mass graves
of beaten and diminished
with heads bowed and spines bent.
yet with her African Queeness unbroken
misused in slave quarters, dark alleys and salacious videos
whipped, disease induced, laughed and balked at
yet phoenix rising.
Egyptian pyramid solid
bold lips part
to remind from across the ocean
of the royal sisterhood.
yet royal African
blue blood infused all the same.