Precious needles,
I could swallow them
when they show us films
about handicapped kids
making it in our world.
She says, White culture
has a long history of enslaving,
raping, segregating
and discriminating:
does that mean she's thinking of me?
Just waiting for a chance
to disguise her fear
as I downshift into a particular neighborhood?
I will not last long in the forest
where the picnic went wrong.