Part 1 The Hope
Came into this life with skin full of melanin
when the preference was "fair and lovely"
My heart carries the roots of a different land, and when I speak I carry with me the voice of my ancestors.
Arrived to this country with just a dollar and a dream, but enough drive to make up for it.
Part 2: The Doubt
I was named the literal translation of "light from within" but somewhere along the days I found myself fading away.
Just a tired woman, with obscure blurry visions of a future
Part 3: The Hunt
My grandfather's letters became my clarity. He said two lions never gave birth to a sheep. So I shed my fear and insecurity and found myself morphing into something else.
With long claws and eyes seething with fervor I chased as though my life depended on it.
Grasped and channeled this fire into my work and drove for the kill.
The sun is rising again and we both have an understanding.
The rays I was without came back home to me and here I rose again with the rays from within.
Where like minds disagree and punctuation is overlooked