( )Space

Blank space

White space

Same thing

Same difference

No

Different

Color

All

Absence of which

Blank space

White space

Is

Different


How? Where? When does? Can it show up?


Perfectionism ( ) Urgency ( )

( ) Defensiveness

Quantity (((()))) Quality

(()) Comfort (())

Either ( ) Or ( )

( ) Conflict

Power (((()))) Hoarding


Another article, essay

Text. Marks slashed.

Print. Scars unhealed.

Read again

Black

Read over

White space

Not blank space

Erase

Difference


How? Where? When do? Can I show up?


Worship ( ) Written ( )

( ) Paternalism

Right (((()))) Way

(()) Objectivity (())

Only ( ) One ( )

( ) Individualism

Progress (((())))Bigger


Words off

Odd

Uncentered

Uncomfortable

When whiteness

is aside


( )space

Still pushes

Must expand

But blank

Is not empty

White

Is not unmarked but

Felt as I move through ( )


Spaces are wrong

If others

Center

Unrestricted

air unexhaled

blown beyond


( )space

Pressure between blank

Expansion against

Handprints on

Glare in reflection

Headaches

Give me space ( )


Poetry leaves space

Like memory

Like history

Purposeful space

Unlike memory

Unlike history

Read but not told

Forgotten

Imagined

Undercurrent, subversion bobbing

Then, starving

For air

Less then more

More blank than white

Whispers silenced


Special Thank you and Acknowledgment to August M Ball and the materials you provided for your workshop: Decentering White Dominant Culture


White Spaces: Robin DiAngelo’s article, No, I Won’t Stop Saying White Supremacy


Blank Spaces: "Why my "good intentions" are not enough to dismantle White Superiority" by Francesca Moroney


Poetry spaces diverseverse.com


White Supremacy Culture as defined by Tema Okun



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