I find it interesting,
that in the parlance of American society-
A black man who walks into a room
with confidence can be labeled arrogant
by some in his own camp-
and uppity by marauders from
across the swamp.
The tragic consequence
of these overarching confluences of negativity-
is that the black man in America
often reduces himself to being small
to soothe the egos of his kin,
whilst simultaneously engineering
his invisibility to the other side-
on account of his own skin.