My voice is deep not soft
it is low not high
My voice is different
it makes me feel alive
My voice is powerful and calm
like the fish in the sea
My voice will be joyful
when I get free.
My voice is not sweet like Kool-aid. No.
Not no candy, not no sugar, not no brown sugar. No.
It is the sound of spitting game. Yes.
It is years in the making. Yes.
It is not low like a whisper and it is not loud like a party. No.
It is the sound of courage, and it is the sound of suave. Yes.
It is not blaring. It is not calm. No.
It is Southern. It is me. Yes.