Social Justice Poetry

Copy Paper Condition | A Social Justice Poem by Langley Shazor

Three times now
I have heard someone use the term colored
And all three times
I had the same thought
“Just what color am I supposed to be?”
If this color is the recipient of derogatory comments
A capitulator of negative connotations
An obstruction of the natural order of things
Why is so much time and money spent
Typically, excessive attention given to
Strange rituals
Vain pursuits
Perverse attempts to obtain it

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