Thursday, March 16, 2017

white is the absence of color

White is the absence of Color
Fear in a rainbow world
Where the extreme and stereotyped are esteemed and taught;
Disjointed by anger and guilt
All white and too black
Suppressing the complication of grey.

The lightest prized, the whitest honored
The newest, shiniest, costliest elevated.
Only to value,
The subtle skin shades
Eggshell, off-white, peach, rose or palest beige;

As the hues of the beautiful brown, reds and yellows are ignored.
Fear of color…
The darkest eyes are glanced away
So not to see most of humanity

Why criticize the night
And condemn all the tones of the earth?

For white is the absence of color.

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