Because of him folk began to see chocolate, pecan, chocolate, fudge, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, and blackberry
As spices of equality.
Because of him, I saw the door of possibility open much wider than a crack.
Because of him, I realized that black and white could mesh together
if the naysayers would give some slack.
Because of him,
Because of him I understood education is the way.
Because of him
I cut through procrastination
and when I would fall, I would get right back up.
Because of him, I came to understand that preparation is more important than luck.
Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King
for the inspiration and legacy