Friday, March 07, 2014

Verse Of Shades

How light or dark are you?
And when you shut your eyes
What shade?
What colour of blood?
What scenes of genes?
What length of loops in your DNA?
What's caged up in your cells?
What size of chromosomes
Do you measure
When mitosis is viewed closest
Under a microscope's eye
At your leisure?
And when the sun bounces off your skin
What colour of shadow too?
What comfort zone?
What identity?
What history of ancestry?
How white is your Jesus?
How black is your Antoa?
How yellow is your Budha?
Or Muhammed what colour?
Do they treat you different
When your epidermis is frisked?
Do you feel better about yourself
For your accent is crisp?
Between race and social constructs
Your own conscience, what shade?


  1. The important question to the mind that weaves false justifications is to ask: Why does the intellect fall into a wasteland of ignorance that allows it to believe any special place in the scheme of all things. The hard question is the only way in the end.

  2. This reminds me of Wole Soyinka's 'Telephone Conversation' :)