As I open the book to search for
the meaning of my ancestral blackness
what I found was different from
what ma papa told me...
it evokes the negative
''black opposite of white
from the obscene
it went further as in
angry, yet with pride I fliped over the page
the words glared back in black darkly meaning
heaping more insult on my ancestral blackness:
angry and lowering...
was ma papa wrong?
the compound words that follows
were more regressing;
black this negative
black that negative