Prejudice based on skin? That’s absurd.
—It’s about color—
Color is a spectrum, not black and white.
—It’s about race—
There’s one race, the human race.
—It’s about superiority—
Superiority becomes inferiority when declared.
—You just don’t understand—
Oh, I understand, and it makes me sick.
I understand hatred plied by the insecure,
by the ignorant,
by those taught to hate my fellow human beings.
I understand generations forced to fear.
I understand children who never come home.
I understand constitutional rights denied.
©June 2020 Christina Anne Hawthorne