If I “fixed my nose” like they so often advertise
I’d gaze at my reflection 100 times each day
Wondering— just who she was.
If I “fixed my nose” like they so often advertise,
The hands of white supremacy would rejoice.
For another woman— a black woman
Has succumbed to their standards.
So I keep my nose wide and flat
Round and brown and beautiful.
Flaunting my history and difference in this world
Even when unrecognizable to the outside eye—
My beauty is surely unshakable.