the darkest ones

30 poems in 30 days
day 28: may 24, 2010
(photography by kwesi abbensetts)


the darkest ones

the darkest ones don’t get no weapons
they got shit to prove
revolutions to lay at the foot of the quote unquote massuh
the man the man the man
the myth they allowed to be spread as truth
spread as thin as the melanin in said myth
she gets no guns machetes pens or papers
tell her to prove her citizenship in the nudes she tacks to the walls of garvey’s vessel
never give the victims weapons
they tend to use them

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