went black and white.
no racism.
no stereotypes.
only money divided
the two sides.
but the
monochromatic eye
wouldn’t let
ethnicity die.
so shades of rainbow gray
now champions the day.
rainbow shades of grey

(poetry from the banquet of yolantha, the new Maya Angelou, seasoned with Gwendolyn Brooks, bathed in Langston Hughes, peppered with Angela Davis, sprinkled with Mother Teresa, doused with William Shakespeare, rolled in Edgar Allen Poe, embellished with Anne Seton, anointed by the blood of the Christ)

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