Wash Day

Each strand is a soft palms touch from an ancestor

How dare I

Find ugly, what my ancestors gave me

Every curve

Every tightly knit coil

Is a gift from my mothers


Ancestral beings

Your hair is a gift from the ancestors

Every strand

That comes from the scalp



Towards spiced flesh

Say thank you

Take care of your inheritance

— Destiny Belgrave

Digital piece “Wash Day,” 2019 by Destiny Belgrave

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