Question: You know that moment after you’ve had some chocolate1 when you’re sure you’ve had too much chocolate2 and then constantly convince yourself that no in fact it was the perfect amount of chocolate3?
Answer: I used to think I was the perfect amount of chocolate4.
2Also an edible.
3Pretending to have not heard of W.E.B. Du Bois and letting a white friend explain The Souls of Black Folk to you.
4A Black Lives Matter decal on your back windshield. A Black power bottom hoodie. Two full tattoo sleeves with color. Learning all the words to songs with nigga in the lyrics. Rapping them to your white friends. Your former Black hair stylist. An obsession with Beyoncé. A Danez Smith retweet. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes in the back of your closet. A message to your only Black coworker. An Instagram story. A cry for help. A poem.