Watermelon girl

Enid tricked this girl
Golliwogs were just her dolls
Come alive in books

The world woke her up
‘Watermelon lips’ she’s called
Glass ceilings in place

Her heart’s untarnished
Though obvious ills unspoken
Assail her daily

Her lips and skin speak
“Watermelon girl, you’re ‘spesh’!”
Leave the unread be

Aweni

Image and poetry ©Aweni Adams 2019

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