An emblem of jazz,

High Priestess of soul,

Feminity
Blackness,
A musical jar of 

Stories.
Herstories.

A voice filled with

Deep, heavy, melancholy.
“I put a spell on you”
Hypnotizing vocals. 

Sounds that playfully float into my ears,
tickles my brain, 

Stays in my head.

You are an icon.

A queen of storytelling.

Creativity.

“To be young, gifted and black”
An activist. 
A pillar. 
Strength,
You inspire me.
Your voice.
Will live with me forever.
Nina, Thank you.