So, tell me what is it then, to believe you’ll ever be more than just the splinter of shimmering color that finds itself wedged between luck and survival. I hear a fervent turning of pages, a few legs shaking, teeth chattering and the wind between both chin and neck as I offer you a head nod in solidarity, you as in you and me right now in front of this mirror.
I’ve simultaneously fallen below and risen above, just to get in the moist, sweat-heavy position of your spirit. I’ve read “the books” some more than others and read others more than myself, all of this because I know we are conditional beings, we protect and love our conditions even when we don’t want to.
Oh what? You think you’ll just come in and take away this self-hate? Or ignore this thing called color on your skin — be kidding me, in this very hour, even second, if you tell me in this lifetime I’ll just be able to absolutely define myself by something I’ve created or want to be — this is potential I must forget.