Colour Me Right

Echoes and Sighs | a Collection of My Poems |

Photo credit: Tao Heftiba on Unsplash

I am black
Coloured like a pigmy
in a smurf outfit.
A curious bambino
That leans over your complexion
The faultless albino
That strayed away
To the melanin free-zone.

I am not you
Sometimes, I am blond
With hollow eyes
You are not me
You are dwarfed
With grey eyes
I am no half-breed nor apostate
I am nature’s gift to nature.

What is colour to me
seeing that you have shown up
with yours covering your eyes
and can’t see beyond
the part that makes us look different
even when we share many other
aspects that make the world more
colourful and beautiful to behold.

© Olutomi Akinsanya, 2018

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