Penn State York

“The Art of Solomon’s Song” by Dr. Staton-Taiwo

and I was a victim of your art
that confined Me to a picture frame
and made Me feel ashamed
of what I was outside the margins
of a present not for Me,

but the canvas is outstretching
and I am moving past
the margins of re-creation, and
behold, thou art fair, my love;
behold, thou art fair.
I am black, but comely.