I was born caramel brown
lightly breaded
heavy headed
and I am here
if you will listen
take heed to my thoughts
and not my skin
extra crispy
I won’t beg for your attention
You’re trying too hard not to notice
I will
be me 
and you will respect me for it
you will
appreciate the difference
I contribute 
you will
this caramel brown 
and apply the stigma 
the stereotypes you rolodex
you will 
classify me
and thats fine
because I know 
at least 
you are listening
to the difference
that underlines the us
you hate
for being well done

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