When I run my hands through my hair
And feel all the kink and coils
With tender care
I feel warmth

I feel love
I feel happiness
I feel acceptance
I feel the naturalness of me
And I embrace it
I like what I feel and I like what I see

Jasmine Washington is a Black woman from Houston, Texas who works as a library program specialist and dabbles in poetry from time to time. She grew up being an avid reader and can be found with her head in a young adult book or graphic novel. Much like her journal writing, she has found poetry to be a great release and expression of emotions. 

Leave a Reply