I am a White Man



 Times you found a feather under your nose.

Ticklish weather when the sneeze is not an affront but

An approbation.


It has been snowing all year.

Even in the summer.


I walk around the block with my skis on my shoulders

But there is no mountain.


The trees are all white.

I am a white man.


I have been given no concessions.

Life is more difficult than your color.


Sometimes I wish I were black so that I could bark

At the moon


And complain about imagined unfairness.

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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