TOKEN Magazine - Of Colonizations and Polite Hello's
In this free-verse, Neha Maqsood underscores the creation of a bigoted system which has worked to marginalize communities and discount the efforts of minority groups.
lightly stroking the ridges of the
Empire which presumes colours don’t exist but Diaspora
they say things like this don’t happen anymore
but stunt masses
with a colossal Brexit
tranquilize them with a ‘sorry’ here and a ‘cheers’ there
covetously steady the pearls studding their necks, but
the weathers finally good today you see?
the suns come out
they say that
things like this
don’t happen anymore,
but the Diaspora knows it does.
a game of endurance, only
the whitest colour wins.
black, brown, yellow,
The original home for this poem can be found in TOKEN Magazines Special Edition Issue-