30 Days Of Jaye – Day 19: Ode To Lisa Turtle

All hail the first

Black girl of this

Modern era

Who showed how

Fashion and moxie

Always work together.

Who gave looks

And self

Pouring through our

Televisions, reminding

All the girls that look

Like her

We were always

To be seen.



We don’t know her.

Before Dionne

And after Carmen,

And Joesphine

And before Beyonce–

There was Lisa.

Reminding us

That pretty and Black

Always go together.

-JBHarris, 4.17.2023