This is written for dVerse Poet’s Pub: https://dversepoets.com/2020/09/24/mtb-protest-poetry/
When was the last time you looked in a mirror
To see what color your skin was
Or to see how many blemishes you could find?
When was the last time you looked in your wallet
To see if the color of the money somehow matched
The color of your skin, or at least complimented it?
When was the last time you closed your eyes
And saw only one color in your dreams?
How can you say that color makes people different?
Is a Box turtle better than a Pond turtle?
Is a Maltese dog better than a Scottie?
Is a German Shephard weird because it has more than one color?
Where on the color wheel does it say that one color has more value than another?
Wasn’t colored television an improvement to only black and white pictures?
Where does this come from?
Where does this make sense?
Who has a good reason that color makes a difference?
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