Audre Lorde

Since Naturally Black is Naturally Beautiful
I must be proud
And, naturally,
Black and
Who always was a trifle
And plain though proud

I've given up pomades
Having spent the summer sunning
And feeling naturally free
(Ifl die of skin cancer
oh well-one less
black and beautiful me)
Yet no Agency spends millions
To prevent my summer tanning

And who trembles nightly
With the fear of their lily cities being swallowed
By a summer ocean of naturally woolly hair?

But I've bought my can of
Natural Hair Spray
Made and marketed in Watts
Still thinking more
Proud beautiful black women
Could better make and use
Black bread.

Last updated December 22, 2022