Sunday, 27 December 2015

I am good

Some self affirmation, speak over yourself! 

I am good enough

Me, moi, yo

I don't need anything else, cooler clothes
Better hair, a better body, or voice

I am good enough

Me, moi, I

I don't need to convince anyone, to show my scars
To demonstrate, that

I am good enough
The way I am, and worthy
Of Love

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Existence

I've been trying to finish a novel and thus haven't posted much but wanted to comment briefly on existence. In response to American jurist Antonin Scalia I've seen a lot of social media and television commentary seeking to disprove the notion that blacks are inferior. The inanity in trying to disprove something so ridiculous has me thinking about larger notions of existence. 

Existence

There are some people who hate you for even existing
There's nothing you can do to appease them
Your very being is the problem

James Baldwin once wrote that if white people wanted to understand what it felt like to be black they should ask themselves "how does it feel to be a problem?"

I think there's some merit in that but I also think internalizing what others think is always dangerous
There are some people who hate you for even existing
You should never have to make a justification for being

This is because your life is a miracle
No matter your race class gender so much has conspired over human history to stop you from walking the earth
But you made it, whether through love, hate, accident, or belief, you are here

Thus, your very existence is a victory
You should never make excuses and justify it

There are some people who hate you for even existing
They wish you were never here

Speak life and victory into each day and prove them wrong