Scholarly dialogues are filled with discussions of teacher’s personal perspectives, experiences, and challenges - but rarely do these dialogues include the narratives that lie beneath the surface. The subversive tales confronting stories of microagressions, alternate histories, and institutionalized norms that shape the educational landscape we navigate daily. This paper is focused on bringing to the surface a call and response lament of two social justice-oriented art educators--one Black, the other White. Using the dialogic methodology of duoethnography and the performative aspects of slam poetry, we share our racialized-teaching accounts as a multisensory experience, where text and performative orality share a chimeric relationship. The slam poem format, along with a critical arts-based perspective, allows us to speak/perform with urgency alongside one another to share tales of an educational landscape rife with racialized inequities. Using the metaphor of eyesight, and its subsequent limitations, our poem references the challenges of human interaction within the rubric of racial categorization. We see slam poetry as a democratic means of performing identity and as a way to subvert the limitations of traditional hegemonic forms and norms and frame our poetic call and response as verses from below. This form of poetic lament frames our socio-political interaction around the concepts of Whiteness and Blackness in and through teaching and learning in art education. We close with brief considerations for how this approach might be generative in critically framing personal and educational interactions between/among/across difference.