Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

A Mile in My Stiletto Shoes

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

A Mile in My Stiletto Shoes

Article excerpt

You think I don't care about the environment

Which means you think you can walk a mile in my stiletto shoes

Just because I don't take two minute showers to save the planet

Don't mean I don't care as much as you

Just because I don't pull out the plugs every time I unwind

I might leave my cell phone charger plugged in even when it is not in use

Don't mean you care more than I do

So you think you can walk a mile in my 11 wide stiletto shoes better than i do

Just because I refuse to have the heat extra low don't mean I care less than you

Try going a whole winter without heat because the bills are overdue

Try sleeping in a full set of clothes and two socks so you wont freeze to death

Boil some water to take a warm bird bath

Try taking a walk in my 11 wide stiletto shoes

Just because I don't freak out if my chicken from the taco shack is not free range, certified

organic, non genetically modified bird

Cant front it taste hella good

might say I am ignorant, I guess that explains why my breast so big

How bout you take a walk in my 11 wide stiletto shoes

Go food shopping in my hood where organic food is like an endangered species

Come take a walk with me through a concrete jungle

Where flowers,lemon trees, wild berries, tomato and medicinal plants grow

Help me clean out my pockets and purses full of wrappers and trash I been carrying around

Been walking 15 blocks ain't see a trash can yet

So snug in my 11 wide stiletto shoes and you look good in your earthly sandalls

How bout we walk together cause I care about the environment just like you

Don't judge me, cause you don't know me, I have come a long way

Sometimes I switch up my stilettos for hiking boots

But we can never walk together if you think your stride and step puts you at the top of mother

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