White Spaces

This is how to place you in the space in which to see
—Layli Long Soldier, “ ˇHe Sápa”

All day I move from one white space to another.
Today, ranked from whitest to least white: my classroom (as a teacher), my
classroom (as a student), my apartment, Kung Fu Tea.
Yesterday: the library, Target, Kroger, my apartment.
In my duplex, I sleep beside a white person, and two more are below me. . . .