I Know (Why They're Scared of You)

I Know (Why They’re Scared Of You)


They’re scared of you

They can’t see you in the dark, but

They run from you anyway


You are the dark

You, Black, are my scapegoat

You are my not so secret hiding place from the blinding white


The world has found out about us

The ghost has never been clear, black; they lied

The black devil isn’t Black after all


He’s dangerous black

He who has remained nameless could be night

He resembles my knight and matted armor


We all know color is vein deep

We’ve all ingested hate through the black IV drip and

We’ve all tried to hide it under our guilt-tripped skin


Black, stop entertaining ignorance and define yourself

Black, you’ve been used to right the weaker colors’ wrongs

Black, even through the abuse


I will always recognize you in the crowd

I envy your ability to force the others into irrelevant shades of absence

I think you’re powerful by definition, Black


I know why they’re scared of you


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