by JG Welch

If I can smellit, I'm going to tellit
times metamorphosis realities pageant
motherlands herald  chronicles parchment
by ship strewn  cotton-bacco's designation
salt-raw  shadow sinews to freedoms refrain
brought sundowns pitiful rest-freshment
pitched King's revolution tent  
wafted marches and lunch-counter encampment
  bridges obstacles
  bus resignation
  school intergration
  voting registration
9/11 finds song... still singing like song is
sustenance  like song is a 'desiac
like song is all it takes to pacify
a people seeking  freedoms allegory
sporting events TV specials inaugurations memorials   
we're always asked to sing
mention reparations
like ear-muffed roaches
movers and shakers scatter
from responsibilities moral light
when we get
tired of singing/
off key

Smellit/Tellit by JG Welch

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