WOMANIFESTO

Clearly, I am not a fat ass

I am active brain and lip-smacking peach deep
Sometimes too aggressive in its honesty
And heart sweet that loves wholly and completely
Whom it may choose—whomever it may choose

I am not going to lie and pacify
I am arms to hold
I am lips to speak
I am a M********* G

Strong legs that stroll of the 33 bus
Or out of a money-green Phantom comfortably
Knees that bend to pray
Clean from Ajax washings
Hair that is thick and soft
Thighs that betwixt an amazing all-expense grand prize

I am eyes that sing
Smile that brightens
Touch that rings and supplies euphoric release
I am a grand dame queen beast

I am warm—I am peace
From the roads of Botswana
From 23rd Street
From the inside—third eye
Ever watching this wicked, wicked system of things
I do see

I am friend to pen and a lover of strong women
A diamond to men
I am curious and interested like children

I welcome the wise to teach
Appreciator of my culture
Thick not just from bone, dense, and eat

I have a rhythm in my ways
And a practice in my seek
And yes, I do crave the rhythm of my space
With a man that rejoices in God’s grace with faith

I do hear to listen
Two hands that fist when force pushes to shove
And your ego won’t submit

I am gifted
I am all of this
And indeed the shit

Clearly, I am not just an ass

I literally sat still for more than three minutes thinking of what to start this sentence with.
There are no words to describe Jill Scott, and if found, they probably won’t do her justice.
“Womanifesto” is a poem by Scott found on her latest release The Light of the Sun.
If you know what’s good, go and buy the album.

Womanifesto – Jill Scott [Download]

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