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Lemonade kisses your lips and hugs your throat

The yellow sun punches your skin as your walk down the street

African violets and lilies wave at you in large crowds

Red robins whistle songs to you 

The furious winds scream through your windows

 

Peach perfume guards your shirt 

Sweat parades down your forehead and sideburns

Sand praises your feet and massages your toes

Beach waves frighten you

 

BBQ teases your nostrils and makes your mouth water

Freeze Pops dance in your mouth 

Brownies comfort your belly

Marvin Gaye’s and Aretha Franklin’s voices soothe your ears

 

Your feet jump up and down between two ropes

They dance to the beat of the numbers drawn on the concrete

Green grass battles with your tears, your sweat and spit

The rainbow in the sky paints your stories

Hello, everyone!! My name is Nikiya Alfred, and I'm the events director for the UIC HER CAMPUS chapter. I’m a third-year college student from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a passion for problem-solving issues in the CPS system. As an Urban Education major with a concentration in English Language Arts, I want to explore more on Educational policy. This is the perfect opportunity for me to build relationships with other women who have a passion for writing. Please follow me on Instagram @Moondoll_7.
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