Illumination Pt. II

When God created us,

He created kings. 

Time was taken to craft each & everyone of us.


This skin I wear serves as a statement. 


Yes, it is blackened,

but this blackness of mine is not to be feared. 

It is to be appreciated.





Illuminate my blackness.

let it transform you.

let it speak to you in a way my lips cannot.. 


I want the red and yellow undertones of my skin

To highlight only the most important parts of the statement made by my skin. 


Let the gold serve to illuminate the darkness that surrounds me as a black man 


& let it also serve as a crown fit for only me


I am a black man.

I am a king.


Special thanks to Hildana Haileyesus for artistic design.

Starr Walden