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Poems, The Jaguar Renassaince


Having brown skin makes us targets.

We are the ones that have to work the hardest.

For jobs you have to fit the description.

Different pigment, silky hair, and sophistication.

You have to beg for justice.

Because the jury doesn’t trust us.

Feeling uneasy around a cop.

Because you wear a hoodie with your hands in your pocket and POP! POP! POP!

And being told you cant and wont be anything.

So yes, looking at the future for us is kind of frightening.

With our current president.

Its hard to tell if any of us will be a safe citizen.