Code switching between work colleagues.
Tone down my skin and voice
Can’t be a threat but the best hype girl.
The supporting character but
I am really the main star.
Look at how they stare at me when I sway my hips.
When I change my hair quickly,
I get so many looks.
I get so many questions.
I get so tired of answering them.
I bet you think I have a button on the back of my neck.
I am a complex woman and could engage in any topic, but you choose to
Talk about my hair as If that’s all I am. I am more than my crown that sits on my head.
Nikigotagun is a 30 year old writer and poet. She is a creative at heart and writing has always been her weapon of choice to get her point across. Her book, 29 Lessons is scheduled to release Winter 2021.