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POETRY

Ancestral Ties

Because our culture is not a fashion statement

woman smiling wearing muted blue headwrap, beauty
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soft strands weaving tales unspoken
known only to our people,
tears held within — a Queen’s pride

scorching sun penetrating delicate scalps
a cloth of protection,
but to them, we were a commodity
of a different kind

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Lola Rosario

Lola Rosario

Poet ~ Cultural Storyteller ~ Editor at Little Love Lines & The Resistance Room ~ https://latrekista.com ~ https://thirdaccent.com

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