Poem #117

The Colour Problem

Why is white pure
Why is black stained?
Why does white mean civility
Why does black mean bestiality?
Why does colour place
Such import on our sexuality?
Why can’t white be free
Why can’t black be tamed?
Why can’t we be free to choose
How we want to be seen?

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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