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  • Alexa Beaubrun


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.


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