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Ebony body, golden-heart
It’s not just a metaphor
But it is all about symbol, life, a reality, a school

The school of survival, the school of humanity
The school of culture, the school of tradition
The school of the night, the school of piety
The school of love, the school of humility

Ebony body, emotional heart

The emotion of reason, of a good heart
Not that of derision, and resentment
Neither the one Senghor spoke of

Ebony body, heart of tolerance

Oh so mistreated body
Heart so often pierced
Heart even if violently hurt
In denial of love, never sank

Waxed and soft body, night color
Golden heart, luminous like the midnight star

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