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

All photos on this site

were taken by Dana Davis

Oakland, California, USA

copyright 2016-2019 Lorraine Bonner

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