Kyla Hobbs
A Walk In Our Shoes

I wrote about the realities of growing up black in America.

We tell our kids that at the sight of a cop pulling his gun

Don't run

"Show your hands, stay calm, and never resist"

What a black mother tells her son

Hate from all sides just because we exist

Don't we have every right to be pissed

Of course you don't wanna walk in our shoes, it ain't fun

Because

Simply be black in America and your life is done