Do you know me?

Written by: Rhea Daniel Dear

Do you know me?
You don't know me!

I am the Mother, the origin.  
I am the Spirit, the wellspring
of Black History.

I am a continent of contradictions-
the richest, most luscious, 
the poorest, most barren
and every point in between.

My children have peopled the earth.
The Garden of Eden is my crown.
The world is my offspring.

Ojenke says I have "hair like the grasses
of Mt. Kilimanjaro, black magic hair"
Apartheid becomes a partnership
on my southern shores.

Do you know me?
You don't know me!