If I Woke Up, Black... [skin Color; Response To Diana Van Den Berg; Short; Humour; Fantasy] - Poem by Bri Edwards
If i woke up black, to....
sleep I might go back.
Not because I'm 'white',
but I'd NOT believe my sight.
I'd think I was just dreaming,
and not about coffee steaming,
but of a major change in my life,
which might cause a bit o' strife.
For instance, what to tell my wife?
'Dear, I stayed in the sun too long.'
(Should I sing it in a tribal song?)
(accompanied by a drum and fife?)
Or would she consider this fine answer:
'a delayed gene, from an ancestor'?
Could I get my wish to be on the NEWS,
giving my now-black-AND-white views?
I think there would be money to be had.
Whites dying skin black might become a fad.
But would my silvery hair go well with black?
Should I just crawl back into my warm 'sack'?
(March 15, 2015)
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