unwanted hostage

Found Poem, “We did not land on Plymouth rock”

We are not products of the faults

That belong to us, but we are

Victims to a world that is shaped 

Against the very idea of what we are

We are deserving of respect

    Malcolm X

    MLK, Jr.

    Fred Hampton

We are given death

We build our communities

    Elaine, 1919

    Tulsa, 1921

    Rosewood, 1923

            They dig our communal resting place

Our choices taken, replaced 

With the punishment for not deciding

We are not products of society

We are the prisoners

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