Difference in Privilege

sometimes I wonder

when I walk from the market

on a sunny day

in my black skirt

proud of my shadow

does the person checking

me out, revising expectations,

make it an anecdote?

sometimes I wonder

what’s on the mind of

the white driver honking

and gesticulating

for the black middle school kids

to get out of his way

(a right he doesn’t have)

if he’ll make that an anecdote

or confirm his bias?

walk more, kids