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When Our Color Turns Gray

mixedWe were born white 
or black
or yellow
or brown
or red.

Different skin
Different hair
Different height
Different sizes
…but the same species –

We all shall live.
… to grow
… to dream
… to triumph
… to fail
… to laugh
… to cry
… to love

But we all shall die…

The amount of melanin
That creates the illusion
Of whiteness, blackness, yellowness, brownness, or redness
Will not prevent us from dying.

We all shall die!
From ashes we came
to ashes we return.
And ashes are neither red
… nor brown
… nor yellow
… nor black.
Definitely, it’s not white.
It’s gray.

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