strong biracial woman.

the way that the vanilla blends perfectly with a double shot of espresso.
i am a strong biracial woman.
not a bit of confusion is dwelling on my intellectual work-space. you utter i’m a tragic mulatto, or a half-breed. but, like the shores on the sea, i am the perfect mix of gaea and poseidon. strong and untouchable. the locks on my head parallel to medusa, and before you know it…chip chip chip. that’s the sound of me cultivating your stone heads.
i am a strong biracial woman.
like the leather out of an alexander mcqueen spring 2013 catalog, i am as genuine as it gets. don’t mistake me for a mcqueen being hustled on the streets. because remember,
i am a strong biracial woman.
for you, it’s having that special pet name that makes you feel like you are floating in and out of clouds, and, those kisses on your collar, and, being gripped by your thighs that sends a chill through your bones. but, for me, it’s those educated individuals that get me going. yet, society can’t comprehend how an “exotic” woman like me could even be exposed to such things.
does it shock you? does it hurt you? to know that i am going above and beyond your expectations for me? i would say i’m sorry…but i’m not. so instead, i’d rather keep on chipping away at you while i rise.
the words of maya angelou that flow off my tongue easier than my own do..
“Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide.
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.”
my name is mercedes, and i am a strong, biracial woman.

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