Anthony Cavuoti

Black Girls - Poem by Anthony Cavuoti

LA County got sued
Because the resource classes weren't doing anything for the dyslexic students in them
They would just vegetate
When I was in high school the black girls in the class read my poems
Read my short stories

They seen me

Encourage me to believe in myself,
Seen my strengths see my powers

Seen through the false reflections, and distortions of the school. Of the adults

The black girls would not let me be anything less then what I was meant to be

They would not let my or the adult world false reflections diminish me

They see my future self and encourage me
I worked on my short stories in the resource class I worked on my book in the resource class with them

I dreamt of my future self

Now I am a therapist much later life, I'm a professional writer I am a father I'm a competent professional

She recognized me just like they recognize me
She would not let me hide from myself just like they would not let me high for myself

I'm forever thankful and grateful

Voice to text draft

Topic(s) of this poem: love and art

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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