Blacker the Berry

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Blacker the Berry

Candy coated complexions

stand in milky way fibers

stronger than maple trunks.

Their pronounced veins cross

beneath dark skin

coiled like vines

up the bark of a tree.

Shades of every spice

mix in the salted rain

as sun slides thick

honey down their spines.

Grains of hair

rough like aged brown sugar

melt down a lifted brow

to land on nostrils that

flare proof of the crown.

Shawn R. Jones

8 Responses

  1. Uzoma says:

    Very appetizing. Can I have one?

    Nice description.

  2. boomiebol says:

    Love the imagery…vivid, and full of passion

  3. Seyi sandra says:

    Beautiful poem, invoked something in me I can’t really describe, but I do know I love it!

  4. Seyi, thank you for the follow and the comment. I am looking forward to reading more of your work : )

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