Black skin.

Flat nose.

Big feet.                                                              tumblr_m5xck4abd81qeu5l5o1_r2_500


stunted on my head.

These are the ‘givens’ I accept.



black coals burning

on a fireside;

worn clothing on

my back;

bending over a




are only

rudimentary fragments

of the life I gained

not the way the

story’s meant to end.


Poverty is no given.

But beauty is,

no matter what

its skin. 




Author: mywrite2016

I am a freelance writer living in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago. Author of three self-published books- No More Tears, To Kryss with Love and Dust Yourself Off and Try Again. I am the mother of two girls- 21 and 11 years old- a teacher and trained nurse.

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