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Effortlessly they misappropriate
miss the point
Make-up like blackface and dredlocks
playing bluegrass in Brooklyn
wearing flannel and eating vegan.
They laugh at real culture
call us dumb rednecks
have coolie themed parties
wearing headdresses at Coachella
and boots to Bonnaroo.
Cinco de Mayo is only a reason to get drunk
St. Patricks Day too.
They take what interests them
and never know the meaning behind it
Sugar skulls are candy and cool face paint
the only meaning they see.
This post is part of Just Jot It January. I combined yesterday’s prompt effortless and today’s skull to create this poem.