Black Jeans.

Is it true that you’ve always been

Scared of what I’m holding?

Tell me:

Is it in my black jeans

Or my black genes?

God forbid a

Black genius

stood tall enough

To meet your eyes.

What do you see?


Or just the means to deter?


Is it true that you become what you wear?

Don the suit and become the superhero you are.

Lace the boots and strike your way to stardom.

My irremovable jeans name me villain,

Before I’m aware of who I am.

I may wear my suit

Slide into shoes

That were made for me.


My jeans won’t let me save the day.

My jeans won’t let me score.

You won’t let my genes win.

-Ope Oduwole