Note: June 1st. 

How do we unite 

Differences when all we are

Taught is to differentiate 

Right from wrong 

White from black 

Bruised from porcelain 

How do we speak 

Up when all we are 

Told is to tone 

Down shut up 

Recognise privilege 

Lash and burn 

Abuse each other 

Left right are just sides 

And choices can run along a spectrum 

Grey is still a colour of more

 Shades than one 

Hold each other’s hand and do not let 

Another fall into the gap 

Gaping wide

Swallow him whole then choose 

To understand too late 

Hold him

Hold him

Hold 

– 

Some days I am ashamed of the colour of my skin. 

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