In Full Color

the black and white lives

on the silver screen

without the black

lives lived from a shallow perspective

turning generations into just that

black and white

without the black

without the truth

whitewashed

and repulsive

it’s hard for me to watch

what once used to bring me joy

now makes me sad

and fucking angry

about all the stories I’ve missed

all I’ve been denied

by the systematic oppression

of others telling their tales

fuck you

to all who’ve denied me

these stories

these histories

these tragedies

these beautiful colors

that make the tapestry

real

beautiful

real

you don’t control me anymore

you don’t – you won’t – silence me

against your fucking ignorance

a new story is on the horizon

And it’s in full color

Author: Anne Celano Frohna

I am a writer, a mother of two girls, Eva (21) and Sophia (19) and wife to one husband, Kurt. I was mostly a professional writer and editor for 25 years for graphic arts and advertising, for publishers of newspapers, magazines, books, etc.,. Now, I have this blog where I post my creative non-fiction, short stories, a couple of illustrated children's stories and a comedy I wrote about two years I spent teaching English in rural Japan (NOT a story for a child.). I also have a shop on Etsy called ChannelingNonna where I’m selling the many vintage treasures I’ve collected over the years and continue to hunt down at thrift stores and yard sales.

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