Melanin

Although it’s beautiful
To have a little melanin
Out in the real world
It’s truly like hell we’re in.

The lighter the better
Including the hair
Being victimised by genetics
Seems so unfair.

If you’re unlucky
Enough to be chosen
To work in a corporation
You’ll leave broken.

The people around
Will hate on your shine
Try to bring you down
By acting out of line.

But when you complain
They’ll look at your skin
Brush it all off
Like it isn’t a thing.

All the while
You’re doing your best
Wondering if this job
Is worth all the stress.

And when you finally
Decide to give in
Remember it wasn’t you
But the colour of your skin.

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