Brother
    Footnotes

    “Brother,” New Era, Aug. 1997, 20

    Brother

    Never been offered

    the opportunity to bask in the beauty

    of black. Now this neighborhood

    is mine, each colored brother

    my friend. If I stare into your eyes,

    I’m admiring. If I’m quiet,

    I’m observing. I will be

    your best friend.

    I will walk amongst

    your braided children and smile

    and touch and joke with them

    and never see colors.

    I see deep into the unique,

    for we’re twins in that aspect,

    cherish the thought

    of you and your way of life

    forever.