• ~ O

my skin...


You may wanna watch this for context...

https://www.facebook.com/Shyboii13/videos/1252664488119331/

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

...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

Download the spoken word single of "My Skin" on:

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-skin-single/id1196074184?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Google Play -https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Oni_Woods_My_Skin?id=Bb7jsipbbtovwru7guipfa4e4ha

Bandcamp - https://otheunstoppable.bandcamp.com/track/my-skin

...and other online streaming services. Enjoy, Y'all!

#CanYouHearItCanYouSeeItCanYouFeelIt #LegacyCodedInOurDNA

#WeShowUpLikeThisForAReason #MoreThanMelanin

#Poetics #poetry #poetess #melanin #skin #DNA #heritage

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