an old cottonwood…

an
old black man
sitting
on
yesterday’s dreams
said
that tree
was
growing
for
just over
a 154 years
before
folks
cut it down
leaving
its stump
so
it keeps on
sending out
shoots
as i understand it
its
taproot
runs
deep
into
this nation’s soil
straight down
to
the river
of
racism
flowing
below
the surface
of
freedom’s
words

 

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