Black for Ages

from Black for Ages by Marley Starskey Butler

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I'v been black for ages.
I don't have to say this.
You can see it in my face
when you race across the street
acting like i'm contagious.
Peep the irony with Covid.
Maybe its inside of me.
You go with your intuition
mixed with your superstition
which forms a few predictions
based in the spider webs you walk through.
Without even knowing it haunts you
and scares me
but rarely would i show it,
instead wearing a mask of being
carefree and stoic.

It is what it is
a cage and a fist
below the matter do we exist.
Temptation to kiss
the freedoms that are now in our grip.
The youth are equipped
with knowledge
and the will the resist.
no longer a wish.
the curtains that were drawn to eclipse
the truth on our lips
was not enough to move all the bricks
or break all the whips
Fugazi from the slavery ships.

it is what it is,
but maybe it's not,


from Black for Ages, released July 1, 2020
Written and Produced by Marley Starskey Butler


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