She likes her skin’s light brown tone,
which darkens at the strength of the sun’s rays
deepening to a rich and darker brown along with a glossy look.
She feels wonderful in constant sunshine
merged with a glorious ocean breeze.
She likes all kinds of skin tones from darker to lighter hues.
Some don’t really see her; the kind of person she is.
They may have good eyesight and eyes that are blue, green or even brown
but really they do not ‘see’ her.
Is it really all about her skin that she is living in?
A skin which she thought would keep her protected,
rather than exposed.
(28th poem for NaPoWriMo)