You are a water-colored frame of art that is composed of all
of the things that are right in this world and the next.
I dare you to rest in your skin.
I dare you to trace every
imperfection and remember all of the
memories that brought them about.
I dare you to stare at yourself in that
mirror and to not try to find anything.
Just be still and listen to the course
of their blood.
The same blood that ran when you
were a child of youth and the same
babe that did not yet know pain.
Yet, here you remain,
So wear your skin with no shame;
Put all bets on your happiness in place,
because you are the risk that
you take every day.
And there you were:
standing in the introduction,
your silhouette blackened with the
blocked memories of the past.
With each beat
you developed and grew,
and memories began to flash
through your darkened figure, bringing
a new light.
A song that wasn’t used
by the girl who thought she held a
groundbreaking stance, and knew
that this was her chance to express
Sarah Bey is a full time student at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She is also a freelance poet and is interested in religion, social media, film, travel, penguins, and all things Texas.