Black Girl Buys New Underwear (16/30)

when a black girl finds
underwear that fit

when she covers her body
in comfort and grace

when she twerks
in front of mirror
stands tall without tugging

it be the greatest hallelujah
the sugar in the kool-aid
the chicken on the waffle
all voices at the function
singing “before I let you gooooooooo”

and it’s time to go

out into the world
with a hip switch
and a swag unmatchable
a cool smirk
and a spine stretched rubber band
towards the heavens

yes, honey!

you betta strut in those garments

you betta walk like god painted you
fresh this morning

you betta put them undies to werk


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