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The Nile of America

About water and power.

ca. 1681 map of the Mississippi River system, based on the 1673 expedition of Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet. Melchisédech Thévenot / Public domain

A story as old as Time:
Poor people pushed around by rivers.
Muddy waters churning memories —
Juggernauts praised and despised.

They’ve been male, female;
Yellow — Red — Green:
A mighty one takes from Black families.
Cold, once gelid waters



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Miguel Adrover

Miguel Adrover

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