Monday, September 26, 2016

Jogging in Pittsburgh

Let me ask you a question: Is it racist, if a white woman talks about race? Although in my country I was considered dark. When I was a child everybody asked my mother: where did you get this baby? Is she german or french? As I am a heterosexual woman, it comes to men. Some guys liked darker hair and they did not even think that that they could be with someone who has blonde hair. In Finland the color brown equals intelligence. Blonde equals stupidity which equals femininity. To have a man who sees a  feminine woman in me was always my dream. With his help I could be more of a woman. But those men never liked me. Nevertheles I was happy. My hair was dark, but in wintertime my skin was white as light. Now it is summer and I´m coloring my hair with natural henna. So I don´t look like Snowhite anymore. So different in Pittsburgh compared to Iowa City. In Pittsburgh people said hi to each other. Kwame Daves talked about a pan African experience, I don´t remember where did he have that, but it was in America. I have had a pan Human experience in Iowa City. It felt good to understand that Europe is not the center of the universe. Europe is small like Finland. Do you have to come to America to be a human? In my country we do not talk about races that much, but in my country there was a huge demonstation against racism  yesterday. It was after neo-nazis killed one guy who was fighting against racism. The pan human experience is such an important topic nowadays. We are all humans. Repeat it. When we were born God gave us some material to live in. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

In front of the University Library

Thank you so much for the sun that falls
to the ground like an apple
and smiles like a simile.

She is not happy. She is old like a plum.
She seems to be in really much pain and
the pain is the life that goes like a train.
Most certainly her space needs to grow wider.

Over the contruction
the crane opens itself like a fist
like a spider under the clouds 
over the red bricked university roof
over the maple.

Everything is much better now.
Everything is already much better now.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Iowa Memorial Union

American girls have legs and legs and legs. I did not know that there are american girls in reality. They are all hair and they are nice and here they are again. They came as a team, it is a dancing team, I also love dancing. I did not know about the cheerleaders either. I like their way of being, because they are wearing shorts and their skin has become beatifully brown this summer. They are very polite and ready to appologize and there is always somebody studying was it day, was it night. I hope they get some rest too. Maybe they don´t need that much sleep because they have each other. I want to ask them a question: Is it practical to be so a like when you are studying? I am not like them even though we are of the same race. Look at my legs.