this is not about you

White

Teeth are being tossed around like skittles on pavements from white stranger to white stranger, welcome to our world;

There is time and space enough here for you to lie in grass that is sweating in 60% humidity on a day that is a cloudless 35-degree simmer,

Limbs melt and mind shakes itself awake,

 

This is a decentralisation process.

This is not about you.

 

White

Limbs that you see every day plastered all over high rises that rest on the bones of slaves, who clothed your ancestors-who fed the empire-who created but were not credited-who watch the abuse of the land-who bled-

Who bled.

Those white limbs they are the same limbs that you see in your mirror but there is no use feeling guilty for them

because guilt is no use to anyone if it does not drive action.

 

This is not about you.

 

White

Light, let it filter through your eyelids while you think of every time that you have felt hard done by because you were not central to the narrative:

Unpack your need to be superior and included, unpack your need to be superior and included, unpack your need to be superior and included.

Pull yourself out from under that simmering sky

Listen. Learn. Don’t speak.

 

THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU.

This is a decentralisation process.

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this is not about you

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