A father she had loved but never seen.
A picture sent by him when she was in her teens.
A physical feature she had from his genes
She heard people say she had to be his.
I have a mirror.
I look in it everyday.
Sometimes, it's not what I want to see.
Instead, it's what I want to be.
Please, don't come up in my face
With your words of disgrace.
Saying, I act like I am White.
Please, go do something constructive-like take a hike.
I have loved you by fate.
My longing for you grows by what I anticipate.
I dare to hold my breath when you walk through that door.
I don't know why you didn't show any interests in your child.
I remember her having big dreams with those lonely brown eyes.
You never once took her to see your world.
You just left her to be a lost little girl.