If my father came and went
and gave us different skin,
would my brother
strike and condemn
and keep me at a distance,
even if our family tree
had a branch for us all,
would you force lightning down
and make my leaves fall off.

If my father came and went
and maybe I never saw him,
would my brother strike and condemn
because I acted different,
even if our family tree had a branch for us all
would you force lightning down
and make my leaves fall off

black flowers