Our Names

I think of a time when we were given names to cover up the very ones we were born with. I think of a time where people were whipped and killed for even looking at the opposite color. I think of a time of only black and white, of self …

Toxic

We pour the poison in our mouths but don’t swallow. We swish it around between our teeth until the taste gets so bad we have to spit it out. When our mouths are clean, we always pour the poison back in. We don’t know why we repeat that pattern if …