Future Daughter by Mykirah Russell-Hopson

You smell like lavenders

When I look on the calendars

there were days I cut class

I talk with too much sass

But I still passed

You’re going to miss out

if you be like me

I’m successful now

But I still frown

Because some people are against

that I’m brown

People have told me what

I can’t and can do

You should still go out and

Make your ultimate move

I’m going to show you my talents

When I first danced

I was relieved

So I want you to believe

You’re going to grow up stronger

than what people tell you

When people

Yell, disrespect or

humiliate you

Just know

Your mother is here to guide you