Nobody is a color

A poem

Florence Wanjiku
May 11, 2020 · 2 min read

Nobody is a color.

Then there is black, orange and blue
and the rainbow

for the minorities.

Then there is skin
the color of a shadow
and everything that
reminds us of our existence.

Black is an awareness

Light is not white

or a color
but an energy, a presence

Of the variety of colors that make
our world so beautiful
depending on the lens

Though which it is viewed.

Some may choose colorism
Or color blindness
When it is not of the eyes
but of the idea that you can’t
see others

when they are not
on your spectrum.

Nobody is a color.

Well…

Until you are nobody.

Author’s note:

Sometimes I am reminded of how superficial we are. How we still choose to barricade ourselves to keep others out.

“There are truths we face and truths we ignore.” — Michelle Obama

Florence Wanjiku is a writer and poet based out of boston Massachusetts. She is also the Editor of Without Borders. A platform for poetry and stories from immigrants writers, travelers and writers who love to push their own personal boundaries. Outside of her work, she has a master’s in Education and hopes to teach and inspire others to follow their dreams and live beyond their borders.

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Writing off borders through poetry and self development. Editor of Without Borders publication for writers who love to push their boundaries

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Poetry, stories, and experiences of immigrants, travelers, and people who push, defy, live above and beyond borders in and out of their personal lives

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Writing off borders through poetry and self development. Editor of Without Borders publication for writers who love to push their boundaries

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Poetry, stories, and experiences of immigrants, travelers, and people who push, defy, live above and beyond borders in and out of their personal lives

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