This poem is inspired by my time living in the inner city of St. Louis, witnessing the election and presidency of Barack Obama, the fabulousness that is RuPaul and the movie “Hidden Figures”
Obscured stars and soil,
Cars filled with smoke.
Bass and pork fried rice,
Boss and humble pie,
Brave, beyond our years,
Beige and cocoa tears.
“Believe” “in yo weave” “in something beautiful”
Believe, in your dreams, transforming dull into delightful.