Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Your Whiteness, I Witness.

Black,
darkness
Crime,
violence
Fear,
Your imagination.

You
will mark me
and sketch my
existence
to justify
Your oppression.

You
will steal my hopes
my dreams
my labour
my words
my voice.

You
will come save me
And pretend
to be
the righteous champion of
human rights.

Threat,
you will say
I am to your safety
even as you
Pull the trigger
on my beating heart.

Black,
you will say
in need of salvation
anger
riot
violence.

It is in
your Whiteness
that I will witness
stories of war
stories of theft
stories of rape.
 

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