Her Mirror Reflects

Image by Wendy Corniquet from Pixabay
Voiced by Samuel Rubadiri
 Eyes as dark as coffee beans,
 voice as sweet as sugar cane,
 skin as smooth as charcoal
 smeared along the canvas of my iris.
  
 She appears bold and strong,
 but bears the weight of her wig,
 which is as light as cotton,
 but as heavy as colonialism.
  
 She is a beautiful panther,
 but cheetah self by lion,
 lion to the mirror. 

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