Updated: Nov 27, 2021
Hate reverberates beneath laughter's echo
Splitting respectability's facade.
You speak as though the words are not yours
A ventriloquist's puppet
Mastered by racism.
Reflection mirrors back uncertain identity
Brown skin seared over xenophobic heat.
Family and friends stoke flames of personal abrogation
Culture erased under discrimination's denial
History mocked by blissful ignorance.
"Make me a curry!"
"It's just a joke!"
Confusion traumatises fragile growth
Searching for evasive affirmation
What the fuck is wrong with me?