Group Chat 

“The way I see it is all this race stuff is a social construction, an illusion used to divide and dominate.

 If it’s constructed it’s made up by someone or some group, so we can choose to not believe it and perpetuate the lies. 

Yes we’ll still and always be in the system but we can stop adding to the delusions it creates, delusions of worth, beauty and ability. 

We having this conversation means that at the very least aware of it, 

and at best we will start to pass our awareness to others, 

slowly breaking the too long told narrative of race and worth.”

Right… 

With rise and fall of right and all

Moving on again to its peak from finish 

I wonder if your love for me will diminish

As in the past some of us were strung 

upon the most local yew

and I fear I will be forever a hue askew 

an other, 

diverse 

from the rest of you. 

Andy’s Post

It seems like your voice comes only at times of sensitivity
dissonant opinion sharing -your subversive activity

“Don’t shoot the messenger -Oh…”
“I’m just playing Devil’s Advocate”
“People are evil”
-“they’re morally reprobate.”

But I tire of your distinct brand of banter
and your progressive take on the Trump banner,
regardless of what’s good and what is lost
it’ll not be your ethnicity
that pays the cost.

 

The Coloured We

We’re the Tagine

ignored on the island

of a White Company decked kitchen.
Bought intending on extracting its exotic essence,

                              left out as decoration,
to exude vibrant metropolitan inclusion.