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

undressed
like an orchid unfolding

AND BEHOLD

A MASTERPIECE!

as if
handmade
not born

your nakedness
deep double black

starlight
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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