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A Slaves Opus

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Perverted versions of God handed down as tattered waistcoats.

Threadbare empty sermons for slaves given milk and honey consolation

in the afterlife.

Outer body experiences 

Make Jet black avatars picking cotton cash crops.

Infested with bol weevils stinging hands

Strong hands calloused over southern magnolia murder

Hangs from willows. Four in hand knots and nooses,

Night riders strike fear. Cord cut during trying times.

Property of agrarian barbarians, economy based on bodies

In motion sun up to sun down.

Backbones become stone, arms become live oak...

Restraining inner Mandingos with yessa nossa, staring at massas feet.

Musing on sleeping jugular veins.

Bearing the weight of the King James version memorizing black letters

Making black letters real.

" By your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brothers.

And it shall come to pass when you become restless,

That you shall break his yoke from your neck" Genesis 27:40

Portents turned literal, hatchets found homes. Founding fathers hid

Behind plantation columns. Fig leaf shame, forgotten African names.

Nat Turner made them remember...



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RonnieL says:

Straight fire and truthful scribe! Felt....working on a piece similar to this. Outstanding write bruh.

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Coalhouse says:

Can't wait to hear it.

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