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 ensenarte
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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