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Perennials, Part VI

Black girl magic 
And the mystical magical 
negro 
They sound related
don’t they?

When you dig 
more deeply 
though, 
you realize that Black girls 
labeled magic 
are recognized 
for the way they marry 
Intellect, flexibility 
and accomplishment. 

The magical negro is viewed 
skeptically 
for the way they display 
these same things 
assumed to be fixed 
when the evidence shows 
flexible, 
knowledgeable 
when learning is 
constantly being sought
and satisfied 
as though accomplishment 
Only comes in singles. 

Hugs to all of the magical 
negroes, 
for it is assumed that we need 
No more

Trust me 
I know

Take that
Perennials