May 21, 2014

The Marginalized



Paint my lips with dust 
Coat my hands in dirt 
Rip my clothes and steal my shoes 

Comb each strand of hair in sweat 
Blind each eye with poverty 
Let me be, let me be

Let me be like them 
The ones that we let be 
The dusty, hungry, and obscene 

Cover my tongue in sand 
Break my skin, my back 
And tell me, it's my fault 

Hurt my heart and hurt my pride 
Make me long to close my eyes 
Let me be, let me be

Let me be like them