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Claiming Indigeny

Grasping to quantify

Grace, ineffability, power

With words ill-suited

No double-meanings, no poetic language this

Crisp lines, crisp meaning

To capture a moment of prayer

Of ecstacy’s overriding bliss

To twist the words of a rigid language

To bend the long years of denial and slaughter

Applying steam to bend wood

Fossilized by ancient prejudice and tradition

Demolishing hierarchies word by word

With truth, devotion, will, and perseverance

Rending bars of hate with white-hot flame

Born of the Gods, the Ancestors, the spirits

Dripping down the jail-door

Setting free our souls


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  1. August 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

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