My Skin

My skin

cannot find its’ purpose

in newspapers


it makes you


guilt makes you look dirty

little girl

played slavery when she was seven

tar baby

brown stick around

black get back

baby made me feel shame

my skin

cannot find it’s Different

what is different?

i have to tell it

it’s over

Four hundred years ago or 2013


oh my soul knows no


go back to Africa

too different

not ready

not pure

not like home

Like here.





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