Hues and Shades

You said you loved me for all my kinks and curls

my dark melanin tone

but my culture you call backwards.

You said you loved me cause I make you feel like a man

never arguing against you grand plan

but respecting you do.

Every kiss laced with hunger

as my abstaince draws you closer

to the forbidden fruit

you wont admit it but i know you like,

that fact you cant have me sparks,

your imagination in ways your words cant describe

but your eyes cant hide.

So I’m stuck between being myself,

praying on the same knees I burn sage with.

Or hiding the part of me that made me the woman,

the woman,

you said you love