top of page

  You could have a big dipper   

White by Pramod Subbaraman

It is innate

The default position

You do not have to work for it

It is your birthright

Your ancestors made sure of that

Even if you do not see it

You benefit from it

There may be other problems

There will be other challenges

But you will never begin

At the bottom rung of any ladder

A poverty of melanin is the only type

That you must suffer for life

This privilege is yours

This power is yours



Pramod Subbaraman (he/him) is a dentist who returned to poetry during the first 2020 COVID19 lockdown in England after a long absence and has since been published in the U.K and the U.S.A Twitter: @briteeth

219 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page