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by Shawntay Rivers


I am like a butterfly swatted at and pawed by a bored feline for fun. Each time I get knocked to the ground I am more determined to get up and shake the dust from my wings so that I can fly away. But each time I show my strength, he is more amused and more determined to keep me down. It is not until I learn to stay down a little longer, so that my enemy thinks I am done fighting and turns his attention elsewhere, that I am able to gain true strength and fully rid myself of the dirt that was heaped upon me to hold me down and reveal my wonderful beauty as I fly over the head of my enemy and into my destiny.

A Splash of Color - colored ink (7” X 10”)

by Alicia Hurd

Photography by Derek Jackson