How do I lighten my skin?
3,380,000 results in 0.31 seconds
with each result comes
the deterioration of my self worth
I draw a glaring red line
intentionally escalating the continuation
of a generation
that is responsible for every piece of broken glass
crumbling beneath the feet of humanity
because we cannot stand a reflection
which displays the failure
of our willful efforts in attempting to erase
from our existence
How do I become successful?
137,000,000 results in 0.44 seconds
When success is nothing about empathy
and all about the non existence of pigment
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How can I exist?
In a sphere where I am synonymous to vitriolic
but the agony of my screams
is a heavenly sound
to those deemed angelic
How do I love myself?
378,000,000 chances I could have discovered in 0.36 seconds
but I still wouldn't have believed a single damn thing
As the entity of hatred begins to deteriorate
I begin accrediting the expanse of a blackened atmosphere
with lyrics designated to beauty
my arm extends
each curve of a finger
one by one
three by four by five
vanishing into the night until beautiful is the tenderness of my melanin soaked skin
until every abysmal notion of looking like Barbie instead of Lupita Nyong'o perishes into existence
until I coerce myself to open my eyes
extracted from my ethereal anti reality
living now in the dimension where I can recall only
the most beautiful of nights
having never been with the absence of ivory stars
The familiarity of a blinking cursor and harsh gleam of an LED as type: How do I lighten my skin?