Alek Wek

Alek Wek

Bald and black
Beautiful and unblemished
How the cradle of the Nile
Spawned a beauty so breathtaking
Who became a muse to a million eyes,
Who gazed at Africa with reflection.
And from the basin of the Nile
There rose a black pearl,
As vividly Negro as any African was,
And still burned a million cones and rods
To becomes as pitch black
As she was. And in that transformation
Of dark to beautiful,
One woman became a black swan,
A catalyst to a revolution,
Of the universality of beauty.