Little Yellow Girl

My muma and pupa are black but I am yellow; at least that is what they call me.

They say slavery done! But we are really living in a modern day colony;

Run by our fellow black man.

“stay out the sun child! Ya gine ruin ya good complexion”

“Don’t worry girl, you could pass for white”

I am entitled to better treatment! Do you not see my snow white skin?

My good hair? I am not like you.

I struggle to wrap my brain around this difference; I am not like you,

But what am I?

I am not black nor am I white, so I resort to float in a sea of uncertainty and isolation,

Not ever once thinking that one day I’d be living my own nightmare-

 The colonized; colonizing the colonized.