I am not

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I am not dumb I am not stupid I am not weird I am not useless   I am smart I am witty I am fun I am pretty   I am important
I am a hyperpigmentation. An overdose of melanin. I am the aftermath of a merciless fire, and the darkness enveloping a starless night.
The first time I was bullied I was in elementary school "freak," "weirdo," "loser," they would call me So I ran to the teacher, tears burning my eyes She told me to get over it
I am not this natural hair that sits on my head I am not the expectations people expect me to live up to I am not this skin that makes my physical appearance
I am not me I am a figment a figment of your imagination I am not me I am a reflection a reflection of you I am not me and yet I am
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