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Colored girls and rainbows

By Afia (Born on Friday) June


If the rainbow is not enuf For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide


then Colored girls

Have not considered the rainbow


The miracle is that the rainbow is just like her


Colored and curved

Made from the stuff of waterfalls


And i thought about clouds

when i was not enuf

then considered the rainbow


because each color has a different wavelength

When u know who u r b anything else?


no one could reach me


no matter how close

now they see me

now they don’t


my color

my curve

untouchable


Like blue lights bouncing out of raindrops


sister to the storm and rain

a distant cousin to the sunshine


from fog and sea spray

from waterfalls



could form right in front of you

and still you will only see a piece of me


i thought about clouds

when i was not enuf

and considered myself a rainbow

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