title: Colour My World

You showed me
how to write this book
how to see this colour
notice the small variations
of light as they passed
between us.

And then you left.
What colour is goodbye?


Now I’ve joined the choir
of those who loved too much.
I have no cheek to turn.
How can a colour look back?
What did our looking change?

Only a projector
gives off a light without colour.

Let’s look at colour together again
because individual activity is not revolutionary work.
If power concedes nothing without a demand
what demands are being made now?
Is the screen a mirror or a door
where we can discover
what we are not yet?

Jericho Brown
James Cole
Angela Davis
Frederick Douglass
Mike Hoolboom
Bell Hooks