Straight narrow nose
Small pouty pink lips
High cheekbones
Wavy locks
You are beautiful
For a black girl they say

My heart aches.
Racial prejudice
Still lives on in the 21st century western world
They have an obvious preference
for the mocha covered Scandinavian girl

To not have
Broad, flared nose
Wide full lips
Round cheeks
Nappy coarse hair
Is my good fortune?!
I shall shun your Euro-centric standard
Your world of black is not beauty

To tell me
I am beautiful
You may
But don’t you dare tell me
I am beautiful, for a black girl