Sunday, October 23, 2011

Black and White

My eyes are black
My skin is black
And black absorbs it all..
Absorbs the dreams plundered
Absorbs the cries of hunger
Absorbs the years of longing
And the struggles futile..
I sit next to you in a crowded bus
You sift, you don't even smile
Even though my smile is white, whiter than their arms.


  1. Thanks Banjo! Triggered by some isolated experience and conversations I overheard in grad school.