Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Angry BW

Be slow to anger
They said
But I am an Angry Black women
Angry at the world
Angry at everything around me
Angry at you 
And you 
And you
Angry
Angry
Angry
If this world were not so quick to judge me
If this world were not so quick to hurt me
If this world were not so quick to kill me
If this world were not so quick to ridicule me 
I would not be so quick to anger
Yet you demand in me a patience that you yourself never had to live
You demand in me a patience that you yourself will never have to live
Quick to anger
But I don’t always hold on to it
Sometimes I channel it into love for my sisters
Who know what it feels like to be
Angry
Angry Black women 
Sometimes I create with it
The complexity of my hairstyles
The vibrant colors of my attire
The knots in my hair tie
Sometimes I cherish it
I cherish it so that I can see that my daughters
Can be a 
LLLL
ittle bit more slower

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