Black Tux Of Skin

(Written at the absence of color at the Oscars)


In forward and reverse of racial bias
Of albino fogs and sable mists
In history’s partitions and tomorrow’s hodge-podge
Of pitch black veneers and pallid Celtic coats
Above all these contradictions and paradoxes
You will find a trace of narcissism
In the white boys club on the Aryan Hills
Basking in the glow of their radiant skin tone
Forgetting for a mere runaway second
That every man is a descendent
Of the womb of Mitochondrial Eve
Who lived in far-eastern Africa
After all, every mortal will always be as dark
As his most primeval ancestor
And only as light as the bleach
Of five anomalous genes.



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