Here

My world is down . . . broken back alleys,

old closed down juke joints,

and jesus shacks boasting bodiless symphonies.

I am women perched behind shades,

Curtains,

Red cloths,

And blinds.

Staring out into poverty-stricken silence.

Love sought to live here once with the lunatics.

But now my world is four blocks of undiluted pain.

Where crying has long since been outlawed

Because it would be too redundant.

One thought on “Here

  1. “Where crying has long since been outlawed
    Because it would be too redundant.”

    Crying might be redundant in this system built off of our tears and pain. But what isn’t redundant and also outlawed is revolution. People’s pain and determination must break through those laws.

    Thank you for this piece; it exudes strength and fire. ❤

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