Nothing into Something

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Black girl tries to find the God in her bones.

Holds on to herself with the knowledge that

This black body is all she has left to

Remember where she came.

Swallows down pride and pain.

Chokes back the tongues of her ancestors

And tries to present herself as precious material.

Black girl knows alchemy—

How to spin gold

From left over yarn.

Raven Schley