Apr. 11, 2017

I Too

I, too, sing America. 
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well, And grow strong.
Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen," Then. Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—
I, too, am America.