Black is the absence of colour

It demands nothing

and expects nothing in return

Black goes with everything

and somehow everything seems to be the new Black

Black is the sky when the day is done

which puts overworked bodies to rest

Black is the bottom of the ocean

with no light to guide you

Black is a dark night

shielding people from prying eyes

Black is a shadow

A silhouette of real life

Black is the darkness inside

which drives away the light and hides the truth

Black is a person

but they're not really

not in the same way the rest of these things are Black

because no one can be Black

a person is brown

Black are our hearts

as we close them to the diversity

and give into ignorance

Black is untouchable.

Unchangeable. Unbreakable.