We laid in bed
This time, we landed on my let-out couch
on my living room floor
nothingness that felt like something
and nothing at the same time
but as a Black girl,
sometimes, we take what we can get
because we are denied so much
so I made what you were willing to give me enough
and, I still do
I am very guilty
and content, for now
I know my worth
and I am a QUEEN
but I accept less than queenly shit sometimes
Hopefully, GOD sees me trying.
I’m doing things he didn’t want for me
I have to make some changes
I have to keep sending prayers above
but that doesn’t mean he’s gonna answer every one
he might not…
so, I lay here with you
enjoying the moments
because they feel so sweet.
I know when you get up and put on your clothes and head out that door
it is back to reality
for a black girl like me
copyrighted by Ranequa Kelley-Boyd on January 7, 2019
R.K.B. is an award winning self-published Author, Poet and Entrepreneur from Detroit, Michigan.
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