If I were invisible.
the kind of invisible that’s right in front of you,
that you can see but you choose to ignore.
your golden retriever says hello before you do.
…If you do.
I notice each way you try not to make eye contact,
recognizing that if our eyes met,
you would have to painfully remind yourself of my existence.
why are you bothered by my existence?
Do I remind you that the world is not whitewashed?
Would you prefer a world in grayscale?
Filtering out people of color until the world is in grayscale.
What will it take for you to see me?
A better prescription?
Let me help you help yourself.
Go to the Student Health Center.
Ask for the best eye exam money can buy.
And when the doctor tells you
there is nothing wrong with your eyes,
and show her how blind
you can truly be.
-Claytia Gonsalves, Untamed Voices Staff Writer
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