Wednesday, January 9, 2008

are you sure you're qualified if...?

"you can be what you
want to be" is what they said
to me growing up.

bright brown eyes, brown skin.
they weren't lying, of course not!
adults mean the truth.

so if they were not
twisting the truth why are they
asking if she can win?

or asking if he
can win?
weren't they little kids
at desks, too? great kids!

the adults said, "maybe
someday you'll grow up to be
president!" (to all!)

there were no footnotes
to the brown, black, red, yellow...
"wait...except for you."

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