just listen

Mouth covered but not silenced.  The violence to my people is protected in some holy steeple of bigotry. We are used to living in the margins.  Bargaining with lives every time the flashing lights go by.  !Blanquita ella! What am I but vanilla spice – Light skinned privilege is nice except it’s at the priceContinue reading “just listen”

If my name is gunna be in your mouth, speak of me as I am.

Speak of me as I am. Nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely, but too well.    -Othello For the days I  wanted to flee from within the depths of me tell them before I’m six feet beneath and bones crushed, brain mush and worms wrigglingContinue reading “If my name is gunna be in your mouth, speak of me as I am.”