i tell you i am a woman of color
you chuckle, “i see no color”
i laugh and tell you it’s over
then laugh again to ask you
how you chose what color shirt
to wear this morning
embarrassed, you’re no longer laughing.
i guess i should have seen this coming

—never yours to begin with
ciriacisbeth.

Published by ciriacisbeth

Writer. Organizer. Believer.

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