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Out to the grasses

Ancestral Planes

Royal resting place

Free from Earth bound chains

Black Americans

Severed from descent

Lineage and land

But to what extent?

Bury me at sea

Breathing salt and blood

With my ancestors

Who refused the mud

Denied by bondage

My elders were slaves

Left without…

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A quiet sarcasm

A numb stoicism

A microaggression

A self-awareness

An exhaustion of a people who have survived the worst possible conditions and still continue to be a happy, forward-thinking people.

Used to inject venomous self-hate

Used to dehumanize the victim

Used to desensitize the user to his destruction


Bryanna Alladin

Bryanna Alladin

Student, traveler, and personal writer residing in the Pacific Northwest. BA in Culture, Literature & the Arts at University of Washington.