This Dom Isn’t Free

A Poem By Mocha Moma

Mocha Moma
Dec 1, 2021 · 1 min read

How much does it cost?
Everyone says it’s free
But when we balance the ledger
It doesn’t look free for people like me
I will give it priceless
It’s going to take everything you’ve got to give
You will sacrifice your time
Your family
Your sanity
Just to put one hand over your chest
And sing about somebody else being free
You thought you were free
You thought slavery was over
You thought you paid the cost to be the boss
Until he taps you on your shoulder
This “dom” isn’t free
It comes with a heavy price
Feeling as though this isn’t fair
This isn’t right
Because…