Different isn’t always better


I never thought I was different
I grew up in a place where everyone looks like me
I was never called out on my skin color
my brown eyes were like everyone else
my black hair was just one of thousands
my curls were just one of hundreds
everyone I knew spoke Spanish
everyone I knew was like me
I was the same as everyone
I wanted to be different
better
so I moved
suddenly I was exotic
I was different
my skin was too brown
my eyes dirty brown, ugly
my black hair made me a black sheep
my curls were unique
no one understood me
"Can you say this in Spanish?" is all i got
no one looked like me
I was different for once
and no one liked me for it

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