In Case No One Told You

Photo by Bia Sousa

They say not even twins have the same fingerprint

which means there is literally no one just like you.

Even the ground is confused in the way that you walk

when you wake, the earth

quakes

and shudders, and the sun smiles.

It peaks from behind the clouds

illuminating heaven-bound highways

it is waiting for you

to let your own light shine.

Just listen to how the wind stutters your name

 You precious one.

 You rarity.

 You delicate rock.

 You towering mountain.

You are not only golden

you are gold.

Hair like wool

skin like silk

You are historic.

Your mother and father’s prophecy in one body

a history unto yourself.


Listen to this poem (and others) on TikTok @yecheilyah.

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Yecheilyah

I write to restore Black Historical Truth for the freedom of all people. Visit me online at yecheilyahysrayl.com and @yecheilyah on IG and Twitter.

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