prints & poems

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I AM
"Ooo-wee!
I am FINE!
I am vibrant
I am soft
I am sexy
I am divine 
I am okay, like GOOD!
I'm really good.
Finally."
-Charence
Photographer
D'Artagnan Winford
ig:  @dartagnanportrait

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS
"Wash with warm water (never Luke warm)
Consistency is of the utmost importance here.
Lay flat to rest
Caress
Bless
Anoint with oil
Don't worry 
the oils won't stain
Handle with care.
I am important and you should know that. "
-Charence
Photographer
D'Artagnan Winford
ig:  @dartagnanportrait

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TIME
"Mama
Grand Mama
Great Grand Mama
Great Great Great Great
I wanna be like you
I wanna be just like you.
Fight like you
Write like you
Get height through my plight and do right by you."
-Charence
Photographer
Ishimine Goins
Ig:  @ishimine.goins

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CONTRADICTIONS

"Strong and fragile and

solid and exposed and

sacred and forgiving and

simple and extravagant and

smooth and frantic and

 Interruption

There will always be more.

No 'buts'"

-Charence
Photographer
Destin Benford
www.destinbenford.com

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POWER

"I got power etched into my being.

It's not a byproduct of my ability.

My mere existence testifies to this, 

despite everything that tries violently to dismiss me

I am here.

So the least you could do is honor that.

Baby, I'm from the South.

I won't make excuses for my expectations."

-Charence
Photographer
Jack Patterson II

www.jackpattersonii.com

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FEELING
"And I think the sun knows how I feel
even in the darkness.
No one will understand total eclipse
like we do. 
-Charence
Photographer
Bryan McKenny

https://www.bmckennystudios.com

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BLACK
"I am black. 
Real black.
Like you can't mistake it, confuse it or mix it with cream.
I am nappy headed in the best way
(The only way)
The way my ancestors must have intended." 
-Charence
Photographer
DeJarius Evans

ig:  _evans.photography_

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MISSING
"If you see Me
Tell her I'm looking for her.
That I've been wondering where she went.
Tell Me she's okay
That she's still there after all these years.
Tell her she's beautiful.
and that I'm waiting .
-Charence
Photographer
Tashe Allen
https://tasheallenofficial.godaddysites.com

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TAKE CARE
"I am priceless
therefore if you break,
know that you can't buy,
but you will be mentioned in songs later.
And everyone at the open mic
will know it's about you.
Soooo... yeah."
-Charence 
Photographer
DeJarius Evans

ig:  _evans.photography_

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THAT ONE TIME
"That time I got tired of falling
I ran into you and stood up straighter.
I don't wanna break
I don't wanna crash
I don't wanna fall
I just wanna stand in love with you."
-Charence
Photographer
D'Artagnan Winford
ig:  @dartagnanportrait
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THE MONSTERS
"The monsters in my closet stayed away 
Just long enough for me to pick out my outfit this morning.
Yet somehow In the darkness they stayed awake
Allowing me just enough space
to get dressed
but reminding me everyday that they're here.  
Maybe one day I'll scare them."
-Charence
Photographer
DeJarius Evans

ig:  _evans.photography_

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SPRING
"I'm so glad the sun still sees me at 5 p.m. these days.
Can't wait for the time when sun's mama
finally let him stay out late.
Telling the streetlights to calm down
Run on home.
You still need a jacket though."
-Charence
Photographer
DeJarius Evans

ig:  _evans.photography_

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SOUL TIES
"They say your soul gets tied
But my soul's just tide
'Cause my mind been running and my soles untied."
-Charence
Photographer
Mitch C. Davis
ig: @mitchcdavis
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NO LIMITS
"No Losing Insight on My Intelligence, Talents, and Service"
a mantra
an ode
a platform
-Charence
Photographer  
Rodney McGee
ig:  @rmcgeephotography

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OKAY

"Don't fake emotion.

You're good enough to be real."

-Charence

Photographer

 Ashton Oliver

ig:  @photashgraphy

 

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GAMEBOY

"He gave me choices

Made me think those voices of reason

were all nonsense, silly sound effects.

Wrecking my concentration

like that buzzer on Operation

Yet still in admiration

I became

Too involved

A puzzle unsolved

I'm bout to lose it all."

-Charence

Photographer 

Mitch C. Davis

ig:  @mitchcdavis