Arts Education & Spoken Word Poetry Programs for Students and At-Risk Youth
I am Chicago.
Big city, bitter wind, and cold nights
I am African American but
Deep inside you'll find a Creole soul
I am light skinned
Ok not light skinned
But lighter than a kit kat bar.
I am tall
But I try to hide myself in a crowd
As if I were short.
- Mariah, age 16