White Girl


By Mycah Westhoff

Do I really have to show it?

I’ll speed it up then I’ll slow it.

I’ll cut it down then regrow it.

So turn your eyes and ears and watch me own it.


Cuz I speak it, I scat it,

I slam it, I skin it,

I splatter, I sink,

I stretch, I swim,

I spit and swallow it.

I’ve looked in, out, up, all around

Bent it up, stretched it, smelled it, inside outed it,

‘I’ve put my thang down flipped it and reversed it’,

And no matter which way that I work it—

I’m a white girl.