My African love
Let me love you like I know how.
Let me love you like an African woman
With this imperfect love boy
Cause if I were perfect you wouldn’t want me
I would have no curves or this round bum that sticks out of my small body
As I stand with these big lips that speak of an African struggle
Boy let me love you with my brown skin because I know you love this brown skin
Doesn’t it remind you of this African soil you grew up staining yourself with
Let me love you with my overly analysed intelligence
Like how can she be so smart
Do they know this brown is what makes me smile as I look at my brothers and fall with depth
Let me love you with this free heart This deep complicated feeling
Let me love you like I’ve loved my natural thick hair
The way it glistens in the sun like the pyramids of Egypt.
Let me give you African love..