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Black poems

Black poems

The ones covered in drip

Laced with dope

Where Black folx

Center and sideline

Black poems

Full of light

Exploring all things

Stop lights to police stops

In non rhyme too

Black poems

Love and soul reflected

In language of Kings

Queens, the entire court

Patchwork satin, golden flecks

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