for all the brown girls
with hearts bigger than their bodies,
more vast than their skin can hold
you are vehement floodlight and glory,
they cannot recognize your burning.
rejoice that you cannot fit into palms
walk like you own the sun
aha, colossal livin’
look at us empty and full of emotion
strutting down these streets,
lipstick stained teeth
and bare fingers.
queer as hell,
hoping that no one will notice our bodies drag behind us