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Skin by Benjamin San-Truth

Benjamin San-Truth | Apr 13th, 2020 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Every morning as I take my bath
I scrub twice as hard as the day before.
Hard enough to turn my black skin white,
Not because I want to
But because the boys at school tend to make fun of me.

Should I fail to become white,
I hope at least my skin would render itself
Just as brown as theirs.

Poet Bio

Benjamin is a Congolese born poet, a biotechnology student at the University of Johannesburg and a member of UJ’s poetry arts academy.

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