We give in to racists

There may be a time
when we’ve rid their
vitriol from ear-shot
[every gobbed word
of arrogant fools – in
seeps – befouls – soft
tongue-spits of race-
hate] – ‘til then wear
whitened teeth [grin
& feign innocence at
their slights] & keep
laughing as they say
their thing – in softly
put conspiracy voice
[we give in to racists
& let our kids down]