How could you think racism doesn't apply to me?
who told you that my Caucasian parents are my omission
jokes about my feature
"what are you- no, I mean what TYPE of Asian," questions
Who placed the sign on my back
'Pure white bread- just been toasted too much'
because without it having to be read or told
how else could you assume I would be treated identically to how my parents would be
when I resemble neither of them
the workers at the beauty store doesn't need to hear the foreign words spill from my mouth
to confirm what I am- what I look like
so they may watch my hands
and count the times they enter and exit my pockets
until I am stopped at the door
I don't have the heart to tell the guy who sits to my right
that his assumptions about me are wrong
that he should find another paper to copy
because I too have no clue how to solve this equation
Let it be transparent that the shortage in values and Asian cultures
is not noticable in me during first impressions
so when I struggle to fit it because I am unfamliar with that Asian dish
and I rather not pay money to spray tan my tan skin
I know racism will not forget me.