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Observations

April 26, 2010

5 dollar lollipop
Thigh high birthmark
Cellulite beige creases
Mini shorts
tiny skirt
See through is the new black
3 dollar water
Take it
Scorch it on your open palm
Obey the sun
Sweat your souls
To vapor
Iced coffee to cool
Blended shaken
To a core vacant
Diamonds for eye lashes
Plastic for noses
Cartilage curve
Wide porcelain forehead
Botox in the blender
Caramalize your hearts
Look away from construction workers
Brown skin is the new black skin.
Singe.
250 dollars one month’s paycheck
for blue overalls’ slavery.
Indifference is hell.
Think.

By Sarah Snowneil Ali
March, 2010

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2 comments

  1. Beautiful how you make what we think of – or don’t – flow. You are always this curious observer and I love that this is your voice


  2. “Indifference is hell. Think.” I love this poem. Please post more!



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