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I grew up hearing this deep-souled sound and it resonated down to my bones and into my nerve endings... and it's still resonating. So, then I wrote this piece...
...my skin is evidence of an entire compendium of human experience locked up in my bones, cradled in my consciousness, coded in my DNA
like a sacred papyrus, or stone tablet letting the world in on a deep secret that lies in plain sight
...my skin, this dark skin, shows the world the pain and glory of the African story
still being told, still being written
sun-kissed and star-bathed, we
universal beings of light so bright, it dimmed in our skin so we could be seen
...my skin, our skin
is more than just skin, you know
~O The Unstoppable
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