3/5 of a person?
Stripped of dignity
No sense of civility
To the brink of insanity
See, the white man wears no placard
to identify himself.
He marches, but he is
to prove the point that
is not in question
He will never be called
He will not need to be protected
by the anti-lynching law (there had to be
a law, because lynching was addicting…)
Jim Crow doesn’t peck away
at his humanity
We would have our humanity back;
Not that it went away, but the effort
to remove it was prolonged, intense,
And even now, still flares
like solar arcs
we would take our humanity back,
and whether you like it or not…
We don’t need
3 thoughts on “Humanity Redeemed”
this poem… oh my. gives me the feels
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