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This was one of my first poems posted with a few edits to go along with todays prompt :)

Written by: @genevieve

© Genevieve Kubica

Melanin

Pale skin with light eyes Open your mind’s eye

Pale skin with light eyes Open your mind’s eye A superiority complex metastasized

Far more serious than we’re led to believe

Far more serious than we’re led to believe But the cracks in our foundation have begun to weave

Filtering up like weed stalks

Filtering up like weed stalks Its more than that though

Filtering up like weed stalks Its more than that though There’s a fixation On the pigment of another’s skin A mere difference in color

Reverse to 1980, 1950, 2016

Reverse to 1980, 1950, 2016 There is no distinction despite the year difference

Reverse to 1980, 1950, 2016 There is no distinction despite the year difference Where is the change?

A proliferation of unstable minds Created by resistance toward most of mankind

No alteration of belief system

No alteration of belief system No abiding of laws in place

No alteration of belief system No abiding of laws in place A mask of control

It’s a reformulation A new age of hate—concealed

It’s a reformulation A new age of hate—concealed A concoction of evil

Black, brown, tan, white

Black, brown, tan, white This partition - we must fight

What we need is this awareness:

What we need is this awareness: It’s the human spectrum - melanin

What we need is this awareness: It’s the human spectrum - melanin Its evolution and creation

What we need is this awareness: It’s the human spectrum - melanin Its evolution and creation A rainbow or color wheel

Its real life, no afterthought

If you don’t believe me

If you don’t believe me Develop an inquiry

If you don’t believe me Develop an inquiry Don’t follow the convenience

If you don’t believe me Develop an inquiry Don’t follow the convenience If you do, your clouded minds go darker than jet-black ink

Uninformed,

Uninformed, idle,

Uninformed, idle, ignorant lackeys

That’s what they want though

While they’re more concerned with the billions and billions

While they’re more concerned with the billions and billions We tune out our real thoughts

While they’re more concerned with the billions and billions We tune out our real thoughts To become a mutilated version of ourself

While they’re more concerned with the billions and billions We tune out our real thoughts To become a mutilated version of ourself Chasing a high - an unattainable position

And what we’re left with

And what we’re left with Suppressed souls in the millions

Written by: @genevieve © Genevieve Kubica

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