Let Us Pray

From ‘Rumors of War Against Juicy Black Bodies’ book

It's Ericajean

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For the Black bodies that

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first
on alien land not theirs
the yokes and fetters
squeezing like
a jealous lover
biting on the skin
this place is 1619
times more bitter
Than the last.

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It's Ericajean

Essayist and poet | Author of Rumors of Ouroboros and Sea of Iron Hands. Learn more about her at https://linktr.ee/itsericajean