Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary CriticLast Modified: 02:10 a.m. DST, 14 February 2014
Everyday, we present to each other locked packages, specialized by their beholders. Mine comes in a medium sized, cold metal box. Gray with swirls of turquoise and lavendar And sugary sprinkles of tangerine; all surrounding the one key hole.
Only a few people in this world have ever touched this box, fewer have gotten the key, and even fewer have understood to use the key to unlock the box to unleash its contents: my LOVE.
Two of those people are my Momma and my little brother- Brown Sugar and my little colored boy.
Brown Sugar! Don't ever lose your flavor. Amateurs always aiming to annihilate your flavorful accent But their heat drives them out of the kitchen... So don't ever leave the kitchen...
And my little colored boy. Hands academically shackled so you can only listen to your muffled potential. Schools teaching you how to type your prison numbers So when do you have the time to draw our freedom?
After the video games... Sleep Eat Repeat... Draw the next best game Draw the sheep that you count Draw the food that starving children should eat Keep going! Your humility and wittiness will carry you.
My routine may not be warm embraces but the contents that surrounded you from the box I presented to you is LOVE
LOVE is the universal, spiritual embrace we all relish in. It is up to the receivers to find the key of understanding: that LOVE also comes in different colors, shapes, and sizes.
I pray that LOVE is understood by the lover's eternal heart's beloved no matter the speciality of the lover's craftsmanship.
P.S. I pray that my audience understands my love for them through this story.
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