Tagged: system

we don’t go out of

we don’t go out of
our way to not have
black friends
you said.
i got out of bed this
morning and pulled on
the white narcissism
as white guilt
robe, not
making me any less
yellow. i am going through
photos from last night’s
mardi gras party and
commenting on the
homogeneity. from just
inside of the outside
looking in, are we
simply cleared of
racism by showing up
for all the protests while
toasting to our own?
as a card-carrying
insider-outsider,
the lines blur while
the gears in the well-
established system turn
.
20170226:0930
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own up to the

own up to the
privileges you have
and all the ones they
think you have, my
mother told me. no
one wants to believe
any differently,
prolong the magic
.
20170223:2027
y

let us focus on being

let us focus on being
whole though not
any less
broken together –
it takes a good
demolition
to see the light,
to find a reason
for bringing
our pieces closer
.
20161112:1112
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on the lunar

(for grandpa)

on the lunar
calendar, we
are celebrating
our birthdays
today, just one
world away
from each
other,
which feels
like multitudes,
on and off
the system
for counting
so many days
apart
.
20160902:0902
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when the system is

when the system is
working
for us, our minds
have long adjusted
as though
it has always been so,
so that with any
veering, we
grumble, squeal
along the curves,
allow logic to drag
.
20150720:0914
y

the system is a

it took only six

it took only six
weeks to get over you this
time – i am getting

so much better at it, there
should be a reward system
.
20130104:1514
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