All photos on this site

were taken by Dana Davis

Oakland, California, USA

copyright 2016-2019 Lorraine Bonner

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Multi-Hued Humanity


In the beginning was Black

Silent and infinite

Light entered the Dark and together

They created Everything in Time


In time, Everything created us:

A rainbow of browns

Deep dark umber to pale rosy beige

Multi-hued humanity

Multi-gendered, multi-abled, multi-tongued

Children of Balance


No one knows why a gang

Stepped out of the rainbow

Tagged white 

All over every home and mind

Beat down Black

Treated Earth like dirt


We multi-hued struggle to find

A name for them

The gang claiming white


How lonely they must be!


They burn the ground

As they back away