DOES MY CONFIDENCE OFFEND YOU? by Iman M’fah-TraorĂ©

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Does my confidence offend you?
I wonder why
Do you feel threatened?
I can tell
What are those images?
You pretend hidden?
Dead inside your skull?
I can seep through your cracks
What am I?
You seem worried
Different than I perceive?
Oddly enough
Is it my melanin?
The kinks of my curls?
The grayness of my elbows?
My knees?
The darkness in my stare?
Do you wonder why it's there?
The stare you spread?
The hatred you harbor?
The fear you exude?
The judgment that prevails?
You put it there
The darkness in my eyes
It doesn't appear for anyone
But those whose eyes
Could replace yours

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