Reverse

Carly Xagas

 

In the elevator
she advocates racism
while I am in earshot

 

she says we are different people
because she is not white
but I am

 

we three are alone
and her daughter says
that she likes my bag

 

I smile, I say thanks

 

and her mother
says,
“See.”

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