Untitled I

My job was having a poetry contest whose central theme was kindness. I didn't submit anything because of WP fragility. Here is what I wrote:


Unicorns and Lollipops

Fairies, glitter

Scent of sprinkles and the shine of rainbows

What bursts at the heart of kindness?

When I step outside my door

There's nothing resembling sweet

I inhale the spilled blood of boys

And maneuver around bodies at my feet

When I look at news

the television lies to me

I see no kindness

No kindness knows me

These days sweet is bitter

For a Black girl like me.