"So what are you?" A question too familiar
Years ago my mind would halt, frozen
My heart would pound. "I do not know"
I did not want to know.
"Are you Asian?" Your ignorance now shows
In a second your question drapes me, labels me
Forces explanation out of me.
I used to stutter, stumble over lies
Now I am numb to it.
"Why did you lie?" A child\s decisions now regretted
Lies haunt me, suffocate me. I am frustrated
Frustrated at my own choice to once
Lie about what I am now proud of.