Sunday, February 14, 2016

Proudly African

I pick up the form and start to fill it out line by line
Name... Date of birth... Email Address...
Ethnicity... White? Asian? Latino? African-american? Other...
Pause. I am definitely not white, Asian or Latino
And I am sure as hell not African-American.
Why? You may ask.
Yes, black is my skin as the man in the hip-hop video...
And even though he struts over to me, hugging me warmly
Calling me "brother" as though I am some long-lost relative,
We are not really 'like'... or are we?
So I go to the space for "Other"
And in bold, upper-caps write AFRICAN...
That is who I am,
loudly and proudly so!