See this body,
this body with its winding curves and
soft brown skin and
luscious this ‘fro?
This body came from the depths of you those decades ago.
See this smile,
this smile into which the sun plugs
for its daily source of radiance?
It comes from my connection with you.
See this heart,
this vibrant naked heart
that unveils the innermost secrets of the soul
and dares to share it with others?
This is my inheritance from you.
the heritage of our love,
the joy of who we are,
mother and daughter,
I you we are
naturally beautifully us.