we don’t go around celebrating slave masters
oh wait we do
but we don’t have a day of celebration
where we have a reenactment
of jefferson and washington
and all the slaves they had on this land
would it be appropriate to ask african americans
to reenact this encounter with the british
with the americas?
where everybody dawn the cloaks
of white slave holders
and african americans dawn the cloaks
of their ancestors enslaved
and do this year after year after year
for 300 plus years
and call it tradition
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we are the memory seeping through
underneath coyote’s blood
we were here long before a conquistador sword and bible
we return and return to the earth and resurrect
with the blood of our ancestors the blood of our mother underneath
dancing in our skin . dancing in our songs.
we are this moment, alive. re-membering.
coming to peace and dignity
needing all the songs. all the stories
to be heard.
for the sake of all life
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