Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day 50: i think this is funny

my sun soaked skin
turns red when i return to hawaii from unforgivable absence
call me haole
cuz im soaking in regret like skin cancer
call me foreigner with a racial slurred tongue
broken backwards
in hilo
im cracker with a cracked accent
with an osorio nose and smile
the voice of my father
and language of my kings
i am forgotten like the lessons we didnt pass on
call me burnt
and torn
call me whatever you like
cuz tomorrow
my cherry skin will turn brown
ill look like the rest of the locals
and ill be hawaiian again
funny thing is my heart looks a little more hawaiian than your skin
it looks like we still haven't learned to not judge a book by its cover
go figure.

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