Look at Me

Look at me!
Look, at me!!!
I’m right in front of you,
Why can’t you see me?

Don’t just walk around me,
Notice me!
Hey, wait a minute,
You just walked around me?!
That means…
You do see me!
You’re just ignoring me.
That’s a step up.
I guess
Now all I have to do
Is convince you
To converse
With me.

© 2014 Dara Kalima


Black Man, Black Woman, Black Child