Mental Photojournal

white privilege includes
looking to make sure you show
up fine when your camera
flash is on the fritz
at the charity banquet,
while your friend blends
into the dimly-lit background

white privilege includes
walking in the dusk, wearing
the navy tanktop you wore all day
and whatever gray shorts,
counting on your pasty shoulders
(farmer’s tan, baby!) to reflect
so drivers can see you