– my mind wonders –

My minds wonders,

every once in a half moon…

what if my skin was of equal tone to

most of my fraternity brothers?

An ivory shade like Benjamin’s,

or a light apricot like Jacob’s…

would I still take the journey I know now?

My mind wonders,

every other leap year or two…

what if I was not christened as Donté Jamal,

but rather Seth Tyler

or Matthew Douglas…

would I still take the journey I know now?

My mind then wanders,

only so much deeper into the forest,

getting lost in the elms and oaks,

before finding itself again

in the mirror before me.

~

~

D.J. Whisenant

 

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