You were white, innocent and pure
and everything good in the world.
I was black, corrupt and broken
and all the bad things of the earth.
I had always been overpowering,
spreading my dark color
and my bad decisions
and my negative thoughts.
It took me by surprise
when you splattered into my life
and mixed my blacks with your whites.
Together we created
every shade and every tint of gray
and I learned that not everything has to be put in extremes.
It doesn’t have to be
never or always,
all or nothing,
good or bad,
innocent or tainted,
blacks or whites.
and in betweens,
You taught me I’m not all bad,
and that I have some good parts
in my black, black soul.