Dear White Privilege

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You may notice
I wear sweaters
I drive a hybrid
And I like Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain in the background
I like Seinfeld
And microbreweries
And we don’t raise our hands, raise our hands at church

Dear White Privilege –
Thank you for all you give
Smiles in the grocery store in place of glares or being ignored
I’m assured a better deal on an apartment or an automobile
Every job that I’ve desired – my skin’s not kept me from the hire
I walk down the street with my girl
We’ve never had to deal with a racial slur

You may notice
I climb mountains
I own a banjo
And I like Slanted and Enchanted in the background
I like sci-fi
And apple cider
And we are ignorant, ignorant of this

Dear White Privilege –
Thank you for the life I live
Casually I’m unaware of the color of my outer layer
The test are written for me to pass and the ceilings never made of glass
I can drift through colorblind – so tolerant; yes, I’m well-refined
Walk a mile in your shoes you suggest?
I’ll check my schedule and give you a tentative ‘yes’


from Egocentric in the City, released September 6, 2013



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Soy La Vid Indianapolis, Indiana

Soy La Vid is the musical whimsy of Mark Abdon. Graduated from DePauw U. and now hailing Indianapolis, IN - current interests include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, tall mountains, Jesus, living in the 'hood, and his wife Laura.

Musical parents include the unlikely matrimony of such persons as Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Coldplay, The National, George Winston, Sarah McLachlan, Hammock, and yes... Enya
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