Void| POETRY

in Freewriters2 years ago

I know of woman's privilege:
Say a woman walks into a space
and there's an outpour of warmth to envelope her body
because she's a woman.
Also say a woman drops the wrath in her palm on her lover's cheek
and the lover retaliates
yet, the world says the lover isn't man enough
& says he's a synonym for beast
but the woman isn't.

I know of man's privilege too:
Say a man
donning a crown on his head
as a woman sits on the sideline
because the gods don't approve a woman.

but, where's black privilege?
When will a black man touch a honeyed surface
because he's black?
When will a black man escape the teeth of a rifle
because he's black?
When? When? When?

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