Saturday, August 07, 2010

I, too, am America.


These are not bullet holes. Pier One, Sullivans Cove. May 2010.

Often, it is not not looking that causes people to miss things; it’s not looking properly.
I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.

1 comment:

Kris said...

This was artistic.