In this 5th hour
I feel the need to say
I am a black woman
With black children
Who matter to me.
In this, the 5th hour…
It is important that you see
My black family is just as important as all you have produced from your belly.
In this the 5th hour, I want to scream…
Stand with me
Reassure me that I am worthy of the very breath I breathe.
In this 5th hour, please I beg of thee…