we been cookin for a long time. it's time to eat. enjoy the meal and don't talk unnecessarily if there's food on your plate
malcolm x was a man. remember that.
ella baker was a woman. remember that.
mlk was a pastor. remember that.
octavia butler wrote stories. remember that.
ta nehisi-coates writes comics. remember that.
bell hooks is a professor. remember that.
gil-scott heron was a poet. remember that.
tupac arose. remember ...
I don’t wanna see race anymore
Because if I see race then I fail to see something in the way of things
Something that hallowed our evil ways and vilified our saints
That herded off our heroes over hypes gone but not forgotten
A fourth got more, but more died poor
I don’t wanna ...
Written after a trip to Standing Rock Reservation