Racism Can’t Commit Suicide

you’d like to see me perish

I look you in the eye, still

with fear

with anger

I am too familiar with death

I accept that my life may end by my will

I resent this recurring thought

that my people’s pain will not die with me.

your torture will not die with me

 

you will pass on your disdain for me

to your children

and they will honor the tradition

 

and so will mine.

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