My Skin is a Deadly Weapon

Monica Mosley,
Richmond, VA

My skin is a deadly weapon
No matter the shade shape or form
A constant reminder
To stay still in the storm

Generations of ancestors
Fighting for a fair chance
Given a seat at the table
If they promise not to take a stance

Inside voice speak quietly
Smile when you talk
So its not perceived violently
Tread lightly when you walk

Move slow, no sudden moves
Don’t give them a reason to react
My skin is a deadly weapon
Only because its black…

 

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