Street songs

I smile

I do

I smile at children and flowers and lovers

I smile at liquor and moonlight and mothers 

I smile all the time 

You can trust that I do

I just won’t ever smile at you.


Cause you call me babygirl

When Truth told me that I’m A Woman 

The only person to call me out my name

As if my mama's work was for nothing 


I let you in to my present

And you poke fun at my future

But an Angel already rose from the dead

Just to tell me that I’m Phenomenal


Your words may scratch other women 

But they’ll never lay a hand on me

Because the love I've grown

Fed me first

Isn’t it obvious

Shit, I know you see.

-Brittani Samuel