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SELF-PORTRAIT
by Kimberly Smith

My love is shaped like a star
that you can grab and put in your heart
and it will never stop growing.

My soul jumps straight out of my body
just to jump into yours to make you feel
like a king in a golden palace.

My heart is an icebox that can never melt.
My hair is a wave in the deep blue sea.
My eyes are stars that sparkle in the night sky.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kimberly Smith is a student at Marcus Garvey Academy in Detroit, Michigan. Her poem was written as part of the InsideOut Literary Arts Project of Detroit.

IMAGE: “Sun Water Maine” by Georgia O’Keeffe (1922).