Try for Me
This is the voice you’ve given me: yes sir. right away sir.
This is the face you’ve given me: black.
This is the lie you’ve told about me: abortion is my number one killer.
This is how you’ve broken a race: turned us against ourselves.
Now, my eyes are open.
You pin me down and scrap me clean of ambitions
if I fight back you lapel me “viscous”;
Truth be told, it is my fault;
I’ve allowed myself in your web to be caught
Now, my thoughts must be spoken.
I’ve gotta try
try for me.