Beautiful You

Mommy, you sexy

Baby girl says

Does she even know what it means?

Do I?

Feel sexy?

How could I?

Should I?

After a crazy marriage

Multiple babies


Bad credit

No beauty clause

Hips too straight to

Hold mass

Belly too big to be

Left uncovered


Mommy sexy

Baby girl says

Maybe she knows what

She is talking about

I tell her she’s beautiful

Tell her she’s smart

Celebrate her brown skin

And short coarse hair

Maybe she sees in me

All I have been telling her

Maybe, maybe, just maybe

It’s all true

I am sexy



Written by Nerissa Golden. Read more poetry in Truly Caribbean Woman’s Guide to Good Love.

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