non existence

Blur
Smudge
Smear
Dissipate
Waste
Fade
Like dust swept away by the wind
I scatter
Gone
Not here
Ceasing to exist
Except in small pieces
No longer recognizable to the human eye
Mentally
Blurring my mind
So it’s no longer tangible
No longer here
It’s been a while since I’ve been here..

Black women

breast

Black women

Well rounded, aside from our bodies being well-rounded

As strong and stable as the earth

Yet adaptable to change we break form

Like our hair,

We are able to manipulate ourselves

Into whatever we need to be for the day

The silent warrior

Doing all the work in the background

Not worrying about what she looks like in the forefront

I need you

I need you to be able to look however the fuck you want

Declare that you are here, as you are, whether anyone likes it or not

Your presence is too present to be silenced

Look every side-eying person

In their eyes

And let them know you see them

You see them intolerant of anything outside of their monotone, clone features

Monochrome skin, seeing anything outside of them as weaker

No need to be a teacher

To anyone and everyone that doesn’t have the capacity to hear

Our strength brings them fear

Marginalizing us in society because they can’t stand to bring us near.

So you say that you’re offended…

judgment

So because we acknowledge a societal issue

We are being offensive?

Since when was white privilege a prejudice?

Since when did you have to suffer or falter because of your “condition?”

You treat your privilege like a caste system

“It was something I was born into”

Born into it or not  -there’s no excuse

Just because it makes you a little uncomfortable sitting with the truth?

Since when can you appropriate our culture?

Tell me when things can be funny and when the joke is over?

“Good intentions” is no excuse

For being careless with what you say and mindless with what you do

Victimizing yourself, but you say “we” are victims

Calling it reverse-racism because you cannot accept criticism

Ignorance is not bliss, as much as a blowjob isn’t a kiss

So think twice about what you say to someone before you even think to part your lips