Light fare, aka, Running away from blackness

Max Smith
Max Smith
Jun 3, 2019 · 1 min read
XCPhoto by Ethan McArthur on Unsplash

Running away
from blackness

has become
a thing

to bleach
his own
from skin
to bone

from fro
to no
more wigs
to go

say yes
to weaves
a mass
disease

we aim
to please
on bended
knees


Max Smith is a writer and communications outreach specialist who focuses on connecting people through stories and shared experiences. Connect with me on Instagram and Facebook . Website: EthnicWriter.com

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