Hail To The Black Woman_Part I

I wrote several poems honoring dark complexioned African-American women more than thirty years ago [I used to write poetry long before I began writing essays and screenplays].

Beauty In Black

you stood
in a shower of moon beams

like an orchid unfolding



as if
not born

your nakedness
deep double black

swirling round
your soft dark curves

full lips
kissy fresh

bright eyes
baby brown

round ass
apple ripe

that night
I have memorized you

the definition
of beauty

and knew from that night on

that beauty
looks best
in black

Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney

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