Para mi bebe

Tu Color

I did not carry your color

when you were tucked

inside my alabaster skin

protected by privilege

I never earned but own.

I did not carry your color

when I felt your tiny kicks

en ritmo con el tambor

espanol en la radio.

I did not carry your color

because your melanin

had not yet graced this world

with its beauty.

I did not carry your color

porque yo era ignorante que

tu color te creo.

pero ahora se major.

I will carry your color

con la dignidad que merece.

I will carry your color

y ensarte a estar orgulloso

de tu color.

In hope that one day

no one will have to carry

su color con tanto

peso.

-Kathryn Rose Amaro

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