“my grandmother wants to know if you see blue through your blue eyes”
Carol Mavor Black and Blue (2012)
I am aware of my white male perspective
I am aware of my blue eyes
These are my racial markers
Perspective is not a fixed, known reality
I try to imagine from your perspective,
an attempt at an empathic engagement
It is not possible
I feel near you but not with you.
The only question I can answer is an either/or:
Audre Lorde or bell hooks?