Everything Fades

Everything fades
The vibrancy of indigo
The pounding of the waves
Even the sun’s rays
EVERYthing fades
The eyes that used to twinkle
At the profoundness of your ways
Now they’re covered by shades
And even the shades aren’t as dark
Don’t hide the contempt
As well as they once did
The look in the iris leaves you wounded

But everything fades
At different rates
So what used to match
No longer goes together
Both of these were blacks
No longer shown together
Maybe its a difference in the stitching
They werent sewn together
Just gave the appearance
Whenever thrown together
Together but seperate,
Alone as ever

Everything fades
Until its a fad and its hot again
Just to be worn out
With that favorite top again
Just to be worn out
Expectations toppling
A toddler’s grin
A dynasty a rivalry
A bottle spin
Stars supernova, a cosmic end
Roses wilt, like a brilliant mind
Into unconsciousness
War leads to anarchy
Leads to unbridled sin
No Bibles then
No vows no morals
Just idle hands
But even idleness
Fades

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(C) 2012 Zacarius Pierre

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Racism or Ignorance?

So I passed this (white) lady and, trying to give her a compliment in the holiday spirit,(which I don’t have much of to begin with) I say, “I like your hair.” To which she responds, “thanks I do yalls hair.” WhoTF is yalls? I am a black man I’m sure that she does not put curls and mid crown bumps in black men’s hair often. Though according to that Lyfe Jennings song, “Statistics” at least 20% of us are gay. And then there’s Snoop Dogg who could get away with it and even attract women with it, but I digress. I feel like had she said, “I do black women’s hair” or “I do hair” that would suffice but distinguishing a “Yall” infers there is an “us” and it all seemed a bit too plantation-y for me. Was it a harmless comment? Just a grammatical fallacy? Or was there some real underlying racism/ bigotry going on there? #weighin