Dark Brown

Its shade—dark brown, like cocoa

The tone even, just one

Beholders in awe or horror

Of the skin that I have on

 

Some beiges feel superior

Yet tan to get this tone

But for them it’s unattainable

They can’t achieve my own

 

They mock me, say I’m inferior

They say dark brown is ugly

But their hatred hints at jealousy

Deep down, they think it’s lovely

 

© Larisa McBean

Advertisements


Categories: Poetry

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: