Light Skinned

My name is naivasha, a lake in kenya that I have

yet to visit. my father was a missionary and he brought back a name for his first

born. how sweet. i have my fathers eyes, his skin and smile, his outlook and

energy. I was never really like the other kids. 

Ms. Understood, what poked my chest

out, for others, folded. proud to be black. Well brown. Well black. I am. 

In 

the black community ...

"cuteness" is usually based on the length of a girls hair and her complexion. This

made me a pick of the litter.