• andisa 10w

    I AM BLACK

    A LETTER TO THE RACIST WHITE MAN

    I AM BLACK. HUMAN TOO
    IF THAT'S ALL I SEE WHEN I LOOK AT ME
    WHY DO YOU INSIST ON SEEING DIFFERENTLY?

    AS IF I'M YOURS TO OPRESS.
    AS IF THE COLOUR OF MY SKIN MAKES ME LESS.

    YOU BEAT ME TO THE FLOOR
    YOU WON'T REST TIL I'M BRUISED AND BASHED
    - ME BREATHING MAKE YOU SORE?
    FOR YOU ARE SUPREMELY WHITE
    AND I AM "BLACK TRASH"?

    YOU HATE ME TO THE CORE
    AND RESENT ME WITH NO SHAME
    YOU'RE SILENT AMIDST UPROARS
    BUT AFTER PROTESTS AND HASHTAGS - I BET YOU'LL STILL HATE ME THE SAME.

    YOU'LL TORTURE MINE AND CALL US NAMES
    YOU'LL KILL ME LIKE YOU'VE DONE BEFORE
    ALAS
    YOU'LL PROBABLY TEACH YOUR OFFSPRING
    TO HATE MY MINE EVEN MORE.

    NO. YOU'RE THE (INSERTS "F" WORD) PROBLEM

    I AM BLACK.
    AND YOU SEE EVERYTHING WRONG WITH IT
    I AM BLACK
    AND THAT ALONE MAKES YOU LIVID.
    I SHOULDN'T BEG YOU TO LIVE WITH IT.
    IT IS NOT AT YOUR MERCY THAT I. SHOULD. BE.
    - LIVING.

    - BlackLivesMatter

    NOT SO WARM REGARDS
    ANDISA
    ©andisa