For Simone Biles

How dare she withdraw!

Her sole purpose for living

is to entertain me!

She embarrassed her country

by . . . .

by . . . . .

by doing what she had to do

to take care of herself

and keep herself safe.

Imagine a young Black woman

standing up for herself,

taking control. Times are changing

but haters are going to hate.

Generations of black women,

gathered somewhere beyond our sight,

recall moments of their own

with tear-filled eyes.

They look upon Simone

and are proud.

She has won something far greater

than a medal.

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