Fiction & Creative

My Mother's Daughter

By Osaiyekemwen Ogbemudia

Volume 1 Issue 3

December 16, 2020

My Mother's Daughter

Original image by Claudia Tremblay

I am my mother’s daughter


Eyes warm

Will not conform


Her Blue-black Midnight skin,

The lush abundance of melanin

Tell of lore, cuts and scratches sore.


Clanking heels lull me to slumber,

Yet she lays restless, casting demons asunder


The resemblance, I couldn’t see

Closeness felt, she can’t perceive


I am my mother’s daughter


Eyes warm

Will not conform


For she has risen as dawn, and fallen unafraid

Triumphs over fear, vanquished the years,

Moving mountains, soaring over seas, and touching the great heavens above

Unshaken, Unchanged, Unscathed


A woman like no other,

Her daughter’s mother