October 19, 2009
A man serves my friend a smoothie
The man turns to me and frowns
"Sorry, I don't serve black people." He says
Then continues down the counter.

I stare at him, flabbergasted
I'm not black and he's not white
Neither of us are what's in a crayola box
but even crayons get along better

Blind people have an advantage
So do dogs
They don't see the colors that people claim we are
They see you for who you are, not what's covering you

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MayaChristine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm
Totally true. We should all be colourblind.
INnaturegirl said...
Oct. 27, 2009 at 1:41 pm
i love this poem!!!!!!! it's very powerful!!!!!!!!!
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