Love Tanka #19
My love's skin is as Black as the night's sky. I count the stars in freckles, the constellations in stripes— his back a map to freedom.
© 2023 Nortina Simmons
Welcome to Day 14 of Black Poetry Writing Month (aka BlaPoWriMo)! BlaPoWriMo is a month-long challenge to write a poem every day during the month of February (Black History Month) related to Black history, Black people, or the Black experience.
Today’s optional prompt is: Write a poem about Black love.