I was told
to write a poem about race.
But what should I know about race?
Except that Im
I suppose there is another side of me
that I dont think youve ever met
Because Ive never met her either
But Im told shes in there
Im told she
listens to misogynistic rap lyrics
shoots hoops in her free time
chills with the gang
ya know homie??
will drop out of school in a few years
has taken advantage of the welfare system
has bought plasma screen TVs instead of food for her plethora of malnourished babies
only wears Nike and goes window shopping at the Salvation Army
she be ghetto yo
I guess being black makes me a lot different than I am.
And while I dont listen to much hiphop
and while I have no talent in any sport
And while my friends consist of a rainbow of colors and classes
Ya know homie??
And while I plan to go to college