My eyes are the darkest shade of brown
They absorb the light
And filter through lies
No one can ever hide

I wear the kinkiest crown
It grows upward
Keeping my gaze up
To make sure I never look down

The soles of my feet are tougher than the ground
For journeys I have taken in and out
Of rooms that have no sounds
Secret places with quiet crowds

Under the short nails of my thick fingers
Are the years I spent raising my mother’s children
While she worked to help my father
Pay a way for my future

My dark chocolate cheeks
Are graced with humps and bumps
For every tear I cried
When I felt tired

My dark chocolate cheeks
Are painted with tiny dark spots
For every time I chose to go on