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

fathers

Ancestral beings


Your hair is a gift from the ancestors

Every strand

That comes from the scalp

Elastic

Shrinking

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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