young black woman

i am a young black woman. 
i am the most valuable thing in existence.
my very existence is defiance.
i am the healer that nobody wants but everyone needs.
i am always asked to prove my worth while holding up the entire world. 
i love myself, and they hate that.
i am a little black girl from the future.
my dreams hold the keys to black liberation.
i am the god you choose to not believe in. 
i am the complexion of poetry. 
i am a young black woman.
- kayla m. mitchell