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New York State,

Lenape to Mahican territory

and beyond.

No (las crónicas de Cuba)

February 9, 2016

 Oh just get over it already why dontchya,

I can hear them now 

tones of condensation 

Calcified racism on the tongue

I see your true colors 

Para ti la playa 

Is sand and fun toes and sun 

Not toil not tears not trauma 

500 years and the coast is not just the coast for me 

This water stole my blood 

So tomorrow im a have to stay my black ass on the bus 

Waaaay in the back 

Like nothing has changed 

Like jim crow still reigns

Plantations don't amuse me 

Are not an important part of history 

In the sense that they help us avoid incarcerating souls based on race and class 

Wasteful and crass 

Aint nothing progressive about modern day slavery

The new racism 

Shows up to a black lives matter protest denying its privilidege and silencing the marginalized all in the name of allyhood 

Its clear 

 

You are not here,

para mi 

And while my people lay in the street at a 28-14 hour rate 

 

I have no time to waste 

being beaten 

whipped by your ignorance 

Chained to your blind denial 

Shushing me into the respectability corner

I know what i am for 

Abolition throbbing beneath the surface of my skin 

Pregnant with liberación 

I will not let you kill the fire

Just fan the flames 

Bury me deep like the seed i am and see what i do with your oppression 

Viva la revolución

You have no clue what is coming 

So carry on lily

For mañana the  black daliah will bloom 

 

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