Color Outside the Lines

They say stay inside of the lines, color inside the lines.   What if that's a secret code to keep colored people inside of the "lines" of the system?   Systemic racism is coloring. ................................................................. And I have colored inside the lines my whole life.   I was taught to in schools, on television shows, … Continue reading Color Outside the Lines

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Dazzling

In a world full of crayons, I want to be a marker.   Bright, bold, voluptuous, and simply fading away when my time comes.   I don't want to be like a crayon-dragged around. my body and identity dismembering around me until nothing remains of me.

Ghosts

Driving pass the graveyard.   Squinting through the window, gazing into the cemetery.   Dying to see if I can see any free spirits dancing around their graves.   But all I seem to see is my own reflection.