the book of dying 1:5…

the word spread ignore the dead
all dead children would have died
there was nothing to be done
accept your fate pray to god

 

ain’t no accidents…

 

girl child
and
the children
of
most folks
with
their first
breaths
death’s shroud
has
been
beneath
the exterior
of
their freedom
freedom
that
was no more
than
a phantom limb
they
were told
and
believed
they could
grasp
and
unlatch
the portal
to
self-determination
but
their dreams
were
always
intended
to perish
though
they
were
permitted
to
narrowly survive
and
allowed
to give
thanks
to
god
that
they
had survived
and
by doing so
were given
the option
on
heavenly real-estate