Imagine yourself a tree.
Now watch all of your leaves fall
to the base of your trunk.
All the other trees around you
are green and lush and verdant.
You stand naked amongst them.
This is what it feels like to be black in America.
They will come for you like a thief in the dark of night
Tiptoeing on racism, they will creep in through the media
Brainwashing the eye-witnesses for the pursuit of “justice”
They will swindle vigilance for a two million dollar appraisal of their own dignity
Taking excessive precautions…
remember when a girl from my school wore a dress the same color as the green screen at prom
her date did too