twenty-one

She waved,

She waved and did not notice I was not the black woman she thought I was 

She says she is not wearing her glasses

 

I am copy room clerk 

I am assistant 

I am campus aid 

I am math teacher 

I am custodian

I am every other black woman other than myself 

because are we not all the same 

are we not all wow and imagine that 

you look so much alike