Shades Off

by Dariel Taylor

She asked me why I broke my favorite sunglasses.

I told her,

I want to see you with my own eyes,

I want to see the sun kissing your skin illuminating your sweet melanin,

I want to see you not just for your physical features but the soul that fits your mold the heart that sets you apart and the mind that redefines time vividly crafting masterpieces that is your life,

I don’t need these tinted blue frames to hide my eyes because my eyes are only for you,

And if you can feel my vibes and believe I am telling you no lies then maybe you can take your shades off to see me too.