by Alicia L. Moore, 2012
In Texas, in June of 1865,
In a time that for blacks was ever drear,
Came the dawn of a new era through
A message of hope ringing loud and crystal clear.
Chocolate-drop kisses and Mocha-flavored dreams,
Blackness is not always what it seems.
Vanilla petals and Caramel chews,
Blackness is uniquely whatever we choose.